Dasari Mala in India

The Mala Dasari have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* 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

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


Scripture Prayers for the Mala Dasari in India.


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
Population this Country 34,000
Population all Countries 34,000
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
11,000
Telangana
7,700
Tamil Nadu
7,600
Karnataka
4,700
Maharashtra
2,100
Goa
40
Puducherry
20
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 7
  Andhra Pradesh 11,000
  Telangana 7,700
  Tamil Nadu 7,600
  Karnataka 4,700
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Goa 40
  Puducherry 20
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
Kannada
1,100
Tamil
1,100
Marathi
400
Primary Language Telugu (28,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 1,100
  Tamil 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  (1854-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
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 © 2022  International Mission Board-SBC - M Krishna Murthy  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more