Kanjar (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Kunchband 41,000
Jallad 4,500
Pattharkat 3,500
Rachhband 3,000

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Kanjar (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

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 17,000
Population all Countries 27,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names कंज़र (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17582
ROP3 Code 113009
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
12,000
West Bengal
4,900
Uttarakhand
200
Madhya Pradesh
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Uttar Pradesh 12,000
  West Bengal 4,900
  Uttarakhand 200
  Madhya Pradesh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
3,200
Awadhi
300
Kanauji
100
Bhojpuri
40
Garhwali
20
Primary Language Urdu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 3,200
  Awadhi 300
  Kanauji 100
  Bhojpuri 40
  Garhwali 20
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
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 LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
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 India 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