• PEOPLE CLUSTER: DHOBI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 16

Population: 13,264,400

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 13,264,400

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 117,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Dhobi are a large community widely distributed throughout northern India. Referred to as Dhob in Jammu and Kashmire and Dhoba in eastern India, the Dhobi are an occupational caste traditionally engaged in the washing and ironing of clothes. While the majority are Hindu, there are Muslim Dhobi in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar and Chandigarh.

Peoples within this cluster: Dhobi; Dhobi, Assamese; Dhobi, Awadhi; Dhobi, Bengali; Dhobi, Dogri; Dhobi, Gujarati; Dhobi, Kannada; Dhobi, Magahi; Dhobi, Maithili; Dhobi, Marathi; Dhobi, Marwari; Dhobi, Oriya; Dhobi, Panjabi; Dhobi, Tamil; Dhobi, Telugu

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 16

Population: 13,264,400

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 13,264,400

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 117,500

Number of countries: 2