Dhakad in India

The Dhakad 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

Traditionally the Dhakad were farmers. They live in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A sacred thread (janeu) is the symbol of a married Dhakad man. They do not allow intercommunity marriages. The Brahmin conduct their rituals, the Dhobi wash their clothes on the occasions of birth and death, and the Nai shave off their hair. After a father's death, the family deity is given to the eldest son as he is the successor. Family property is inherited equally by all the male children.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship family, clan, and village deities like Gaondei and Banjari Mata. Their chief god is Balram, from whom they trace their descent.


What Are Their Needs?

Workers can expect opposition as Jesus is presented to a people who have worshipped spiritual beings that have held them in bondage for generations. Evangelists and church planters in other Indian people groups need to be led to the Dhakad community.


Prayer Points

Even though there no known followers of Jesus today among the Dhakad, pray that God will be arranging encounters between many in this group and believers who will be obedient to the Spirit in sharing Christ with them.

Please pray all the Dhakad people will be set free from the worship of created things.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to a movement to Christ.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed workers in the Dhakad community.


Scripture Prayers for the Dhakad in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-23
People Name General Dhakad
People Name in Country Dhakad
Pronunciation dah-KAHD
Population this Country 847,000
Population all Countries 847,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Alternate Names Chhetri; Dhadi; Dhakar; Dharabole; धाकड़
People ID 16697
ROP3 Code 111926
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
Rajasthan
549,000
Madhya Pradesh
291,000
Uttar Pradesh
600
Maharashtra
400
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
  Rajasthan 549,000
  Madhya Pradesh 291,000
  Uttar Pradesh 600
  Maharashtra 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (501,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Haroti: Harauti
65,000
Mewari
53,000
Malvi
31,000
Marwari
29,000
Dhundari
29,000
Shekhawati
4,600
Bundeli
300
Braj Bhasha
100
Primary Language Hindi (501,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Haroti: Harauti 65,000
  Mewari 53,000
  Malvi 31,000
  Marwari 29,000
  Dhundari 29,000
  Shekhawati 4,600
  Bundeli 300
  Braj Bhasha 100
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more