The word "Khairar" relates to the word catechu, an extract of the Acacia tree used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. Khairwar formerly gathered this extract as their vocation, and today are mostly involved with some aspect of farming.
Most of the Khariwar people live in various parts of India, but a small number are in Bangladesh
The majority are not land owners. They have not emphasized sending their children to school because of their poor economic situation.
These Hindus worship Surya as their family deity, and also worship their ancestors. Kali is their village deity. Regional deities include Durga and Bajrangbali.
The Khairwar people need to improve their standard of living, with rising literacy rates and better employment opportunities. They need to be able to purchase farm land of their own.
* Scripture Prayers for the Khairwar in Bangladesh.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Khairwar people.
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Khairwar people.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Khairwar people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Khairwar disciples to make more disciples.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|People Name General||Khairwar|
|People Name in Country||Khairwar|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||419,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Kaira; Kathakar; Khai; Khaira; Khairah; Khairaha; Kharwar; Kherwar; Khirwar; Konda; Roy; खैरवार|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|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 Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|