Dhangri Bhil in India

The Bhil Dhangri 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

Their name is related to watermelons because their traditional occupation is the cultivation of watermelons. The Dangri live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dangri work mostly as farmers. They grow and sell fruits and vegetables. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. The Dangri allow cousin marriages. Family leaders arrange marriages. Divorce is dealt with by family members. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They have an association to look after their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer the nations.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhil Dhangri in India.

* Pray that the Association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Central Bhil profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Bhil Dhangri
People Name in Country Bhil Dhangri
Natural Name Dhangri Bhil
Population this Country 49,000
Population all Countries 49,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dungri Garasia; भील ढनगरी
People ID 21011
ROP3 Code 117862
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 2
Largest States
Gujarat
49,000
Maharashtra
400
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 2
  Gujarat 49,000
  Maharashtra 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Dungra Bhil (30,000 speakers)
Language Code duh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
19,000
Marathi
200
Primary Language Dungra Bhil (30,000 speakers)
Language Code duh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 19,000
  Marathi 200
People Groups Speaking Dungra Bhil

Primary Language:  Dungra Bhil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2009)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dungra Bhil
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.46 %
Islam
0.28 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.13 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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