Dahait in India

The Dahait 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 Dahait people form several of the forest tribes of central India. They traditionally they have been village watchmen. The vast majority of them live in rural areas not only in Madhya Pradesh but also in Chhattisgarh and Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are Hindus, yet they eat meat. They often work as village watchmen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship Hindu deities, especially Shiva, the god of destruction, and Hanuman, the monkey god. Along with the Hindu gods, they appease and worship village deities. They also worship their ancestors every year.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray for the true God to raise up his ambassadors to go to the Dahait people with the good news of Christ's power to save sinners.

Pray that they will make room in their hearts for Jesus.

Pray for Dahait elders and leaders to open their community to the gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Dahait in India.


References

http://www.indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Dahait


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dahait
People Name in Country Dahait
Population this Country 67,000
Population all Countries 67,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dahayat; Dahiya; दहैइट
People ID 16654
ROP3 Code 111864
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 4
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
64,000
Odisha
1,100
Chhattisgarh
500
Maharashtra
300
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Madhya Pradesh 64,000
  Odisha 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Maharashtra 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
1,400
Bundeli
900
Odia
800
Chhattisgarhi
200
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 1,400
  Bundeli 900
  Odia 800
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more