Their name comes from two words:halal and khor meaning "those who eat halal food." The Halalkhor people are descendants of the Hindu Bhangi people who converted to Islam. The Halalkor people are Dalits which means they have low status. They are trying to gain scheduled caste status which is a large step higher. This is not likely to happen because they are not Hindus. They live in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh they speak many dialects of Hindi.
The Halhalkhor are sweepers and scavengers by tradition. This gives them very low status. In Bihar the Halalkhor are sweepers and they speak in several dialects. Many have migrated to other parts of India and work as day laborers. The Halhalkhor have caste councils who judge their community disputes.
There are both Shia and Sunni Muslims among them and these two groups intermarry, which is unusual anywhere in the world. They fear and serve Allah who does not provide payment of the penalty for their sins and will never ensure them eternal life.
They need to find their worth and dignity through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Scripture Prayers for the Halalkhor (Muslim traditions) in India.
* Pray that God will give the Halhalkhor people dreams and visions leading them put their trust in the only savior. * Pray that they will find their dignity and worth in Jesus. * Pray that they will soon find their way out of poverty and misery. * Pray for intercessors and workers among them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Halalkhor (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Halalkhor (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||3,700|
|Population all Countries||3,700|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Halaikhor; हललखोर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (3,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|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 - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|