Dahait in India

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People Name: Dahait
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 67,000
World Population: 67,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project