The Kanjar of Maharashtra are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They speak Rajasthani and Marathi. They are monogamous. Divorce and marrying again are approved by a caste council. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. There are birth and marriage rituals. The married dead are cremated and the dead who are not married are buried. They sell alcohol and some work in mills. Most of them are Hindus.
In Karnataka, many of the Kanjar work as laborers. They use modern medicine and family planning. Boys are educated to secondary level.
In Uttar Pradesh the Kanjar work in agriculture. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too as in Rajasthan where they speak Mewari and Hindi.
In Bihar again the literacy level is low. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They do hunting and many are self employed. Semi nomads is their way of life here.
The Kanjar are also in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kanjar (Muslim traditions) in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Kanjar (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Kanjar (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||15,000|
|Population all Countries||16,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||कंज़र (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (11,000 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|