Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
|People Name:||Dhanuk Dhankar|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Dhanuk are a scheduled caste except in Tripura and Bihar.
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.
They are Hindus who worship local deities.
They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
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.