Dasari Mala in India

The Mala Dasari have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Dasari of Andhra Pradesh speak a form of Telugu. Hinduism is their religion but they also worship their ancestors. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They prefer marriage between cousins. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. The dead are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Their traditional work is in temple service. Some of them work in business and agriculture. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them.

In Karnataka the Dasari speak, read and write in Kannada. In Tamil Nadu the Desari speak Telugu and Tamil and read and write in Tamil. They perform death rites in burial grounds as their main occupation. Some of them work as laborers. They observe birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated or buried. They are landless.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mala Dasari in India.

* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians and gospel materials lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mala Dasari
People Name in Country Mala Dasari
Natural Name Dasari Mala
World Population 30,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bokkollu; Mala Dasu; माला दसारी
People ID 17515
ROP3 Code 112932
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
9,600
Tamil Nadu
8,000
Telangana
6,600
Karnataka
4,400
Maharashtra
1,800
Goa
20
Puducherry
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Andhra Pradesh 9,600
  Tamil Nadu 8,000
  Telangana 6,600
  Karnataka 4,400
  Maharashtra 1,800
  Goa 20
  Puducherry 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (28,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
1,100
Kannada
1,100
Marathi
400
Primary Language Telugu (28,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 1,100
  Kannada 1,100
  Marathi 400
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  International Mission Board-SBC - M Krishna Murthy  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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