The Kunbi Dhonoje are a large people group in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. Many of them are vegetarians.
Marriage with the daughter of the uncle is preferred. They are endogamous. This means they prefer to marry within their community. A dowry is paid in the marriage arrangement. Marrying again for the divorced and bereaved is allowed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated, though deceased children under ten years are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property.
The Kunbi Dhonoje work in agriculture mainly. Some do other work. There are teachers and business people among them. Hinduism is their religion. They are landowners.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Dhaneja in India.
* Pray that God will give the Kunbi Dhonoje dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Kunbi Dhaneja|
|People Name in Country||Kunbi Dhaneja|
|Natural Name||Dhaneja Kunbi|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dhonoje; कुंबी धनेजा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (41,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marathi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: मराठी - Marathi|