Khumra (Hindu traditions) in India

The Khumra (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

They have been given the status of Other Backward Castes, which means they are socially and educationally disadvantaged. They have always done manual labor, which means that their status is fairly low in any Hindu culture.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Khumra people live in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, two highly unreached states in northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khumra are traditionally involved with millstone manufacturing but now that has declined and many work as agricultural and industrial laborers. Only a few of them are landowners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khumra people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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.

The main yearly holidays of the Khumra people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khumra people need to be given the chance to get an education so they can advance beyond doing manual labor.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Khumra (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for Khumra families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Khumra families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Khumra society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Khumra people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17590/IN
https://books.google.com/books?id=Qcm3UUVGEGYC&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212&dq=Hindu+Khumra+People+of+India&source=bl&ots=WY9bi56wUE&sig=ACfU3U35A8Atbgw9lgiDl4XhzJ7VY2hXUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjVmMGrhqviAhVNip4KHYazDQAQ6AEwDHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=Hindu%20Khumra%20People%20of%20India&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khumra (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Khumra (Hindu traditions)
World Population 20,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names खुमरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17188
ROP3 Code 112546
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
19,000
Uttarakhand
500
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh 19,000
  Uttarakhand 500
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
1,300
Garhwali
400
Kanauji
20
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 1,300
  Garhwali 400
  Kanauji 20
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
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
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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