Dhankar Dhanuk 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 Dhanuk are a scheduled caste except in Tripura and Bihar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Rajasthan, many work in agriculture and as laborers. In Tripura and Chandigarh many are scavengers. In Punjab they mostly work as sweepers and weavers. In Delhi they do office and other general work.

They are not vegetarians who like pork but do not eat beef. Rice is their staple food.

The Dhanuk are mainly monogamous and have arranged marriages. They have birth, marriage and death rituals. They allow for divorce and remarriage.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship local deities.


What Are Their Needs?

They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

Pray that loving Indian Christians will lead them into a movement to Christ.

Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will be easily available to the Dhanuk people.

Pray for Dhanuk leaders to have dreams and visions that will lead them to the risen Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Dhanuk Dhankar in India.


References

https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/dhanuk/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dhanuk Dhankar
People Name in Country Dhanuk Dhankar
Natural Name Dhankar Dhanuk
Pronunciation duh-HAHN-kur duh-hahn-UK
Population this Country 88,000
Population all Countries 95,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names धानुक ढनकार
People ID 21135
ROP3 Code 117958
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)
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 1
  Bihar 87,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Hindi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
22,000
Bhojpuri
6,700
Angika
4,700
Primary Language Hindi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 22,000
  Bhojpuri 6,700
  Angika 4,700
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 Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
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 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
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Photo Source Saurabh Chatterjee - Flickr  Creative Commons 
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