Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kumhar can be found throughout South Asia by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like their ancestors, the Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence by kumbhkal, or pot making. They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are Hindus who pray to the Lord Shiva the Goddess Mother. Others are dedicated to other Hindu deities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar people need more education so they can rise above their modest situation. It would be wonderful if their children could find high paying jobs.


Prayer Points

Pray for better schools for Sri Lanka’s Kumhar community.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to them in Sri Lanka and India.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Kumhars that will lead them to the cross and the empty grave.
Pray for Kumhar disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Alternate Names Ahitant; Aiton; Chakbains; Chejara; Gamar; Ghatakarpur; Ghumal; Ghumar; Ghumiar; Ghurmar; Handa Kummar; Kalam Chettiar; Keer; Kembatti; Khumbhakar; Kir; Komar; Kosavan; Kulal; Kulala; Kulalan; Kulalar; Kumar; Kumbakar; Kumbaniga; Kumbar; Kumbara; Kumbaran; Kumbarar; Kumbhakar; Kumbhar; Kumbhara; Kumbhi; Kumbli; Kumbrani; Kumhar; Kumhar Kshatriya; Kumiar; Kumiar Ahitan; Kummara; Kummaravallu; Kummari; Kumor; Kumore; Kumrao; Kusavan; Kusavar; Kusawan; Kusuvan; Kuyanar; Kuyavan; Kuyavar; Langotra; Lehri; Maghaiya; Malari; Mannadiar; Maru; Moolya; Narhia; Odari; Pal; Parjapat; Prajapat; Prajapati; Rudraban; Rudrabans; Rudrapal; Salivaganan; Salivahana; Salivahanam; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Sohal; Somara; Takopatil; Taleopahil; Vadari; Vellar; Wadiyar; कुम्हार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 6,500
Population all Countries 19,265,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
ROP25 Code 304371
ROP25 Name Kumhar
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Central
3,800
Uva
1,100
Sabaragamuwa
700
Western
700
Southern
200
Eastern
30
North Western
30
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 7
  Central 3,800
  Uva 1,100
  Sabaragamuwa 700
  Western 700
  Southern 200
  Eastern 30
  North Western 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
9.55 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.45 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Tamil
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
Primary Language Tamil
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2021)
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Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources General / Other
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Photo Source (Representative photo)
Yann Forget - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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