Hali in India

The Hali have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Hali people live in India's mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh where they engage in farm work. Either they till their own soil or they work as sharecroppers for others. Some are hired to remove carcasses by other communities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are noted for being expert weavers. A few of them have been able to get a better education and rise to white collar jobs.
They get married as adults. Divorce is allowed on the grounds of adultery, maladjustment or cruelty. Unlike most other communities, if there is a divorce, the children stay with the father, not the mother. Women do all the household chores and engage in religious and political activities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus get members of other communities to perform their life-cycle rituals. Exorcists come from their own community. Unlike many of the other scheduled castes, they don't speak one of India's major languages, so gospel materials are harder to come by for them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hali people need to understand and embrace that Jesus offers an abundant life that they will never find without him.


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel materials such as the JESUS Film to become available in a language the Hali people can understand.
Pray for the gospel message to penetrate their hearts.
Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Hali elders and community leaders.


Scripture Prayers for the Hali in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hali
People Name in Country Hali
Alternate Names Arya; Arya Dhingra; Dhingra; हाली
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16902
ROP3 Code 112195
ROP25 Code 302947
ROP25 Name Hali
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
51,000
Chandigarh
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Himachal Pradesh 51,000
  Chandigarh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.12 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Chambeali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
12,000
Bhattiyali
6,200
Churahi
4,900
Kangri
1,100
Punjabi, Eastern
400
Mandeali
70
Pahari, Mahasu
10
Primary Language Chambeali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 12,000
  Bhattiyali 6,200
  Churahi 4,900
  Kangri 1,100
  Punjabi, Eastern 400
  Mandeali 70
  Pahari, Mahasu 10
People Groups Speaking Chambeali
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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