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.
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.
Hinduism is their religion.
They need the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer the nations.
* 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|
|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||57,000|
|Population all Countries||57,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dungri Garasia; भील ढनगरी|
|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||Dungra Bhil (30,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||duh Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Dungra Bhil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2009)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Dungra Bhil|
|General||Gospel resources links|