Kanaujia Kumhar in India

The Kumhar Kanaujia have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The word Kumhar means potter. Most of them are potters. Some of their items get sold abroad. Hindi is spoken by them. The Kumhar speak Marathi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They class themselves as lower status.

Their legend says that "once Brahma divided sugarcane among his sons and each of them ate his share, but the Kumhara who was greatly absorbed in his work, forgot to eat. The piece which he had kept near his clay lump struck root and soon grew into a sugarcane plant. A few days later, when Brahma asked his sons for sugarcane, none of them could give it to him, excepting the Kumhara who offered a full plant. Brahma was pleased by the devotion of the potter to his work."


Ministry Obstacles

The Kumhar are a lower caste community. Because of the persecution and oppression they have had to endure, they may be very highly suspect of outsiders.


Outreach Ideas

Scripture has several references to clay and potters. Perhaps master potters or students of pottery can share the experience of working clay and teach what Jesus said about this occupation and how he likened himself to a potter.


Prayer Focus

It is unclear whether there are believers among them. Pray for a person of peace to present himself of herself.
Pray for unity among believers if they exist among them. Pray the group will grow in others' esteem for the importance of what they create.
Pray for peace among this community and that they will begin to have success in selling their products.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar Kanaujia in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-25
People Name General Kumhar Kanaujia
People Name in Country Kumhar Kanaujia
Natural Name Kanaujia Kumhar
Pronunciation kuh-NO-gee-ah koom-HAR
Population this Country 605,000
Population all Countries 605,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names कुम्हार कनौजिया
People ID 21175
ROP3 Code 117998
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 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
457,000
Bihar
65,000
Jharkhand
48,000
Chhattisgarh
15,000
Delhi
8,400
Madhya Pradesh
7,800
Uttarakhand
400
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 7
  Uttar Pradesh 457,000
  Bihar 65,000
  Jharkhand 48,000
  Chhattisgarh 15,000
  Delhi 8,400
  Madhya Pradesh 7,800
  Uttarakhand 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (333,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
135,000
Chhattisgarhi
7,500
Magahi
6,200
Maithili
6,100
Kanauji
4,000
Bagheli
2,700
Awadhi
2,600
Bengali
1,800
Angika
700
Sadri
500
Malvi
400
Punjabi, Eastern
300
Kudmali
70
Surjapuri
70
Primary Language Hindi (333,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 135,000
  Chhattisgarhi 7,500
  Magahi 6,200
  Maithili 6,100
  Kanauji 4,000
  Bagheli 2,700
  Awadhi 2,600
  Bengali 1,800
  Angika 700
  Sadri 500
  Malvi 400
  Punjabi, Eastern 300
  Kudmali 70
  Surjapuri 70
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
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 DAVAR Partners recording, Old 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Bishnu Sarangi - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more