Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to the Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging Kumhar.


Where Are they Located?

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


What Are Their Lives Like?

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 / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. The main profession of this caste is to make earthen products. Historically their main way of earning income has been earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother(Mata). They believe in god, highly spritual, loveable, honest and hard working. In general the Kumhar are loving people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need education and support for their trade.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Shiv Raj Prajapati  

People Name General Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Population this Country 73,000
Population all Countries 19,041,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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)
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Narayani
30,000
Janakpur
25,000
Sagarmatha
9,300
Kosi
2,600
Bheri
1,900
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 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Narayani 30,000
  Janakpur 25,000
  Sagarmatha 9,300
  Kosi 2,600
  Bheri 1,900
  Lumbini 1,400
  Seti 1,000
  Bagmati 500
  Mahakali 200
  Rapti 90
  Mechi 80
  Gandaki 60
Website South Asia Peoples
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 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.
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 Shiv Raj Prajapati  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more