Khaire Kunbi in India

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

Introduction / History

The Kunbu Khaire live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kunbu Khaire are monogamous, meaning that a marriage is between one man and one woman. They often marry their cousins and pay a dowry. Upon the death of the father, all the sons inherit a portion of the family property. Most of them own land and work in agriculture. More of them are losing their land and going into other kinds of work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kunbu Khaire people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer "life to the full."


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Khaire in India.

* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Kunbi Khaire to Jesus Christ. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation. * Pray for a disciple making movement this decade.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kunbi Khaire
People Name in Country Kunbi Khaire
Natural Name Khaire Kunbi
Population this Country 72,000
Population all Countries 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Khaire; Khedule; कुंबी खैरे
People ID 21335
ROP3 Code 118162
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 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
57,000
Madhya Pradesh
15,000
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 2
  Maharashtra 57,000
  Madhya Pradesh 15,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (66,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
4,700
Nimadi
1,500
Primary Language Marathi (66,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 4,700
  Nimadi 1,500
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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