Kahar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Budane 1,000
Turaiya 1,000
Mehra 800
Batham 400
Mahar 200
Bhoi Dhimar Unknown
Khawar Unknown
Mallah Unknown
Raikwar Unknown
Rawani Unknown

Introduction

It seems likely that this caste is a remnant of one of the primitive races who occupied the valley of the Ganges before the coming of the Aryans. The Brahmin are their sacred priests. One of the main ceremonies associated with marriage is to circle the sacred fire seven times. In villages some are engaged in carrying water for high-ranking communities in the event of marriage, death and other occasions.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Kahar is very different than the Biblical worldview.


Outreach Ideas

Tools (Jesus film, recordings, videos, etc.) are available in most of the languages spoken by the Kahar community, but workers are needed to carry these tools to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

We trust the Lord will soon call out his followers from among the Kahar community. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kahar will understand that Jesus desires to bless their families and clans, not harm them. Pray they will be able to raise their standard of living, and be well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-19
People Name General Kahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kah-HAR
World Population 8,140,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 160
Alternate Names Bundeli Bhoi; Chandrabansi; Chandravmsam; Dheemar; Dhimar; Dhuriya; Guria; Guriya; Jheemar; Jhimar; Jhinwar; Kahar Bhoi; Kahrar; Kamkar; Kashyap Rajput; Keer; Kir; Mallah; Mallan; Mehra; Nikhad; Nishad; Raj Bhoi; Ramani; Rawani; कहर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17044
ROP3 Code 112380
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Kahar
People Group Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 11
  Budane 1,000
  Turaiya 1,000
  Mehra 800
  Batham 400
  Mahar 200
  Bhoi Dhimar 0
  Khawar 0
  Mallah 0
  Raikwar 0
  Rawani 0
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
4,364,000
Bihar
2,059,000
Jharkhand
448,000
West Bengal
357,000
Madhya Pradesh
263,000
Haryana
154,000
Uttarakhand
131,000
Punjab
88,000
Chhattisgarh
40,000
Rajasthan
27,000
Maharashtra
24,000
Himachal Pradesh
16,000
Odisha
12,000
Delhi
10,000
Chandigarh
8,700
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 4,364,000
  Bihar 2,059,000
  Jharkhand 448,000
  West Bengal 357,000
  Madhya Pradesh 263,000
  Haryana 154,000
  Uttarakhand 131,000
  Punjab 88,000
  Chhattisgarh 40,000
  Rajasthan 27,000
  Maharashtra 24,000
  Himachal Pradesh 16,000
  Odisha 12,000
  Delhi 10,000
  Chandigarh 8,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,126,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
1,188,000
Magahi
433,000
Awadhi
382,000
Bengali
307,000
Kanauji
225,000
Punjabi, Eastern
86,000
Maithili
76,000
Chhattisgarhi
36,000
Garhwali
31,000
Bundeli
25,000
Malvi
22,000
Bagheli
18,000
Angika
18,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Braj Bhasha
14,000
Primary Language Hindi (5,126,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 1,188,000
  Magahi 433,000
  Awadhi 382,000
  Bengali 307,000
  Kanauji 225,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 86,000
  Maithili 76,000
  Chhattisgarhi 36,000
  Garhwali 31,000
  Bundeli 25,000
  Malvi 22,000
  Bagheli 18,000
  Angika 18,000
  Haryanvi 15,000
  Braj Bhasha 14,000
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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.