Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

Whether they are Muslim or Hindu, the Halalkhor people have very low status in India or Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Halalkhor people live in West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand states. A small number lives in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Halalkhor people work as scavengers, or sweepers, performing the lowest forms of manual labor. They sometimes work with sanitation, jobs which no one would want for two reasons. First of all, it is very unpleasant, and secondly, it makes other communities look down on your community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Halalkhor people are either Shia or Sunni Muslims, but some are Hindus. They are less philosophical and more practical than higher caste Hindus. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halalkhor people need to find their worth and dignity in having a relationship with Jesus Christ, the One who loves all peoples the same.


Prayer Points

Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Halalkhor people.
Pray for a movement of Halalkhor households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Halalkhor people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Halalkhor people.


Scripture Prayers for the Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halalkhor
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322082629_Who_is_the_true_Halalkhor_Genealogy_and_ethics_in_dalit_Muslim_oral_traditions


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Halalkhor (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Bhangi; Halakhor; Halal Begi; Halkhor; Haluka; Mehtar; हललखोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 8,700
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16903
ROP3 Code 112196
ROP25 Code 302940
ROP25 Name Halalkhor
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Bihar
6,400
West Bengal
1,400
Jharkhand
700
Odisha
90
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Bihar 6,400
  West Bengal 1,400
  Jharkhand 700
  Odisha 90
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 (3,800 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,800
Bengali
1,000
Maithili
500
Odia
60
Sadri
Primary Language Hindi (3,800 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,800
  Bengali 1,000
  Maithili 500
  Odia 60
  Sadri 0
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  (1818-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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