Holar in India

The Holar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

It's too bad that the Holar people did not meet the famous Protestant missionary, William Carey. They are leather shoe repairers (then called cobblers) just as he was! Because they engage in leatherwork, they are sometimes confused with the much more numerous Chamars. Some of the Holar people make their living by playing music at social functions. This gives them contact with many other communities in western India.

The Holar people prefer to marry cousins on their mother's side, and families arrange their marriages. They allow for divorce, but the caste panchayat council helps to minimize the number of divorces by intervening in difficult situations. Many of the Holar people live in join families though a few of them prefer nuclear families.

Because of their low status (anything having to do with dead animals is considered degrading in Hindu cultures) the Holar people have protected themselves by forming their own caste association, the Maharashtra Holar Samaj Sanghat Mumbai. This organization helps them look after their own community development needs. This caste has a low literacy rate, and most of their children do not advance beyond elementary education. This keeps them from advancing in India's rapidly changing economy.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Holar in India.

Pray for the Lord to raise up believers to help the Holar people get the education they need.
Pray for them to have access to the many Christian resources in the Marathi language.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holar_caste
http://holarsamaj.hpage.co.in/information_48603219.html


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-29
People Name General Holar
People Name in Country Holar
Population this Country 190,000
Population all Countries 190,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Handihelva; Helavamallur; Helvagola; Helvaru; Holava; Holer; Holeva; Holeya; Holia; Holiya; Holra; Hulio; Jambu; Koraga; Mirdha; Paraiyan; Pitch; Pitchguntalu; Valhar; होलर
People ID 16947
ROP3 Code 112250
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Maharashtra
127,000
Odisha
33,000
Madhya Pradesh
19,000
Tamil Nadu
3,600
Kerala
3,200
Karnataka
1,400
Gujarat
1,400
Goa
900
Telangana
400
Puducherry
100
Andhra Pradesh
90
Chhattisgarh
80
Dadra and Nagar Have
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Maharashtra 127,000
  Odisha 33,000
  Madhya Pradesh 19,000
  Tamil Nadu 3,600
  Kerala 3,200
  Karnataka 1,400
  Gujarat 1,400
  Goa 900
  Telangana 400
  Puducherry 100
  Andhra Pradesh 90
  Chhattisgarh 80
  Dadra and Nagar Have 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (107,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
24,000
Kannada
10,000
Holiya
8,400
Hindi
7,100
Konkani
1,400
Chhattisgarhi
1,200
Pengo
1,100
Gujarati
600
Kui
600
Konkani, Goan
400
Telugu
400
Desiya
300
Tamil
200
Kuvi
200
Santhali
100
Primary Language Marathi (107,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 24,000
  Kannada 10,000
  Holiya 8,400
  Hindi 7,100
  Konkani 1,400
  Chhattisgarhi 1,200
  Pengo 1,100
  Gujarati 600
  Kui 600
  Konkani, Goan 400
  Telugu 400
  Desiya 300
  Tamil 200
  Kuvi 200
  Santhali 100
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.88 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.36 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.55 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.16 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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