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Darai in India

Darai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Kangri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Darai in India

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Introduction / History
If you belong to the Darai people, you had better get along with your brothers and sisters in law, especially if your spouse has health problems. The reason is that you will marry your spouse's younger sibling if he or she dies. Most commonly, brothers from one family each marry sisters from another family. So the two families joined by matrimony have many good reasons to get along. If there are disputes, there is a community council to solve them. This community council also helps prevent child marriages, divorce and dowry abuses among the Darai people.

Where are they located?
They live in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Those in Himachal Pradesh traditionally carried people across rivers either in boats or on inflatable skins.

What are their lives like?
Today many are fishermen, rope makers or common laborers on roads, dams, or rock quarries. A few of these scheduled caste members hold white-collar jobs. They take advantage of government programs to help them obtain land, fertilizers, livestock and higher literacy. This helps to supplement their incomes.

They speak either Bilaspuri or Kangri, both Indo-Aryan languages. There are members of their community living in nearby Punjab who speak the Punjabi language. The Darai people to the west in Punjab state traditionally transported timber by river floats, but today most are landless laborers.

What are their beliefs?
The Darai people are almost entirely Hindu. Like most members of low status communities, they worship several gods, and their form of Hinduism resembles animism.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among the Darai people in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in such a way that they will see that He is Lord of all and worthy of their complete devotion. Pray for the Lord to thrust out laborers to the Darai people.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:15,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (12,000)Punjab (2,200)
Haryana (700)Bihar (400)
Chandigarh (100)Uttar Pradesh (40)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Darai
People Name General: Darai
Alternate People Names:
DarainDargai
DaryaiDrai
दराई
ROP3 Code: 102448
Joshua Project People ID: 11503
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 34,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Banjara
People Name General: Darai
Ethnic Code: CNN25f
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Language
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Primary Language: Kangri (5,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xnr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (4,600)Punjabi, Eastern (3,200)
Mandeali (700)Bhattiyali (500)
Chambeali (400)Bilaspuri (60)
Pahari, Kullu (60)Pahari, Mahasu (60)
Sirmauri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Scripture stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kangri
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kangri
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
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Darai in India

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