Kahar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


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, labourers or rickshaw-pullers. The majority of Kahar clans are Hindu but there are many Muslim Kahar in Nepal and India. There primary language in Nepal is Maithili and Bhojpuri. Prasad, Singh and Verma are common surnames.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-10
People Name General Kahar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation kah-HAR
Population this Country 139,000
Population all Countries 243,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chandrabansi; Kamkar; Kanhar; Kuhara; Ramani; Rawani; कहर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17579
ROP3 Code 113006
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
127,000
Sindh
12,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
300
Islamabad
100
Balochistan
40
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 127,000
  Sindh 12,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 300
  Islamabad 100
  Balochistan 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (69,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
54,000
Urdu
10,000
Sindhi
7,000
Marwari
1,900
Dhatki
400
Pahari-Potwari
400
Hindko, Southern
300
Hindko, Northern
200
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (69,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 54,000
  Urdu 10,000
  Sindhi 7,000
  Marwari 1,900
  Dhatki 400
  Pahari-Potwari 400
  Hindko, Southern 300
  Hindko, Northern 200
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more