Kadar 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

Traditionally the Kadar people were hunters and gatherers. The Kadar people live in Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They still live much like their tribal ancestors. According to Britannica, most live in the forest and gather forest goods to sell such as cardamom, ginger, sago, wax, and wild honey. Typically, they sell or trade these for rice, their staple food. Their homes have thatched roofs from large palm leaves. A few are agricultural laborers. They have a caste council to judge matters for them. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. The Kadar prefer adult marriages. The divorced and bereaved are allowed to marry again.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their official religion, but they are more likely to worship their traditional jungle spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kadar people need to allow Jesus Christ to bless them and give them life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray for faithful intercessors and workers to go to them. Pray that the Kadar caste council leaders will help their people begin Discovery Bible Studies. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead them into a church planting movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Kadar in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-01
People Name General Kadar
People Name in Country Kadar
Population this Country 137,000
Population all Countries 141,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Kadir; कदर
People ID 17041
ROP3 Code 112377
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 6
Largest States
Bihar
78,000
West Bengal
31,000
Jharkhand
26,000
Odisha
1,200
Andaman and Nicobar
40
Tripura
30
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Bihar 78,000
  West Bengal 31,000
  Jharkhand 26,000
  Odisha 1,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 40
  Tripura 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (55,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Angika
28,000
Bengali
25,000
Maithili
6,400
Odia
700
Magahi
400
Bhojpuri
400
Primary Language Hindi (55,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Angika 28,000
  Bengali 25,000
  Maithili 6,400
  Odia 700
  Magahi 400
  Bhojpuri 400
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  (1835-2019)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more