Ahar in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



Ahar is a sub-caste of the dominant shudra caste in India. Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don't take up menial work as a profession and are thus ranked above the other shudras in the ritual caste hierarchy. Marriage of people in this community is restricted to other shudra subcastes. Ahar consider themselves to be Brahmin but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.

Ministry Obstacles

High caste communities may feel less need for a Savior than others do. Jesus said it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Outreach Ideas

Indian Christians from high caste backgrounds may find it easiest to build relationships with the Ahar community. Prayer will be needed to prepare hearts.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be absolutely no one within the Ahar community who knows Christ as Savior, at the present time. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Ahar caste will not be satisfied with their own righteousness. Pray they will deeply experience their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life. Pray for hungry hearts to know Christ.

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People Name General Ahar
People Name in Country Ahar
Population in India 1,555,000
World Population 1,557,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Ahar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16184
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,555,000) Uttarakhand (600)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,555,000) Uttarakhand (600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,244,000) Awadhi (236,000) Bhojpuri (36,000) Kanauji (4,100)
Bundeli (700) Kumaoni (200) Braj Bhasha (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,244,000 Awadhi 236,000
Bhojpuri 36,000 Kanauji 4,100
Bundeli 700 Kumaoni 200
Braj Bhasha 20
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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