Kahar (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The Kahar or Kahal people have several stories about the deriving of their name. It is said, by some anthropologists, that the name comes from the combination of the words kandh, meaning 'shoulder' and ahar, meaning 'food.' Their traditional work has been as palanquin (a seat carried between poles on the shoulder) or water carriers. They are over 7 million strong in India and in some areas known as a Schedule caste.
Most Kahar clans are Hindu but there are many Muslim Kahar in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. There primary language in Nepal is Maithili and Bhojpuri. Prasad, Singh and Verma are common surnames.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today many of the Kahar can be found to have many occupations. Some are small businessman, shop keepers or food vendors. In the rural areas they can be found as cultivators, laborers or rickshaw-pullers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In general, the Kahar are favorable to having their children attend school and this may be an avenue of ministry and assistance to the community.


Prayer Points

Pray that some from the Kahar would hear and come to know the name of Jesus.
There are no known workers among this Muslim group in Nepal or Bangladesh. Pray for dedicated workers.
Pray for them to fully understand and cherish the name of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kahar (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kahar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation kah-HAR
Alternate Names Chandrabansi; Kamkar; Kanhar; Kuhara; Ramani; Rawani; कहर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 7,300
Population all Countries 254,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17579
ROP3 Code 113006
ROP25 Code 303488
ROP25 Name Kahar
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Dhaka 7,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (7,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (7,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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