Aheria in India

Joshua Project has identified the Aheria only in India

Population

148,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Their name means "hunter" since this was what they did tradionally. Some became farmers during the 1920s when they were forced to give up hunting, while others now live in Delhi where they sell flowers and garlands. Those who live in Delhi have access to modern medicine. Rajasthan is Aheria's original homeland.

Parents arrange marriages for their children when they are between 16-25. Like many Hindu communities, they pay the bride price in jewelry. The wedding rituals are performed at the bride's house, usually by a Brahmin.

Though the Hindu peoples have given the Aheria a "scheduled caste" status, the Aherias would still consider themselves to be Hindus. They cremate their dead and worship Hindu deities such as Jhind, Tejaji, Goraji, Hamadevji, and Hanumanji.

Aheria communities want their children to achieve a better education than previous generations. Though most don't get past secondary education, there are some Aherias who are college educated. For a scheduled caste group, the Aherias have a high literacy rate.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Aheria
People Name in Country Aheria
ROP3 Code 111291
Joshua Project People ID 16186
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 148,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Aheri, Ahiria, Beta, Herbi, Heri, Hersi, Hesi, Naik, Thori, Turi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 145,352 Awadhi 4,410 Haroti 2,051 Mandeali 1,660
Kanauji 970 Bhojpuri 880 Bagri 825 Bilaspuri 590
Kangri 470 Mewari 385 Dhundari 215 Bai, Southern 200
Chambeali 190 Marwari 125 Panjabi, Eastern 111 Wagdi 70
Pahari, Kullu 60 Bengali 50 Pahari, Mahasu 40 Bhattiyali 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Aheria
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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