Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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 Nepal’s Kumhar community.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to them in Nepal 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 Nepal.


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 74,000
Population all Countries 19,265,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
ROP25 Code 304371
ROP25 Name Kumhar
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Narayani
30,000
Janakpur
26,000
Sagarmatha
9,500
Kosi
2,700
Bheri
2,000
Lumbini
1,400
Seti
1,000
Bagmati
500
Mahakali
200
Rapti
90
Mechi
80
Gandaki
60
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 12
  Narayani 30,000
  Janakpur 26,000
  Sagarmatha 9,500
  Kosi 2,700
  Bheri 2,000
  Lumbini 1,400
  Seti 1,000
  Bagmati 500
  Mahakali 200
  Rapti 90
  Mechi 80
  Gandaki 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Maithili (44,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
16,000
Awadhi
2,000
Nepali
1,600
Magahi
200
Hindi
200
Angika
40
Kumaoni
20
Primary Language Maithili (44,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 16,000
  Awadhi 2,000
  Nepali 1,600
  Magahi 200
  Hindi 200
  Angika 40
  Kumaoni 20
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio 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 Maithili Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime 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 Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Maithili Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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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