Balahar, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Balahar, Hindu only in India

Population

9,460

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Balahar people are also known as the Vargis, Chobdars or Thakurs. They come from Rajastan where they once had a close economic and social links with the powerful Rajputs and other ruling communities. Since that time they have migrated east to the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

In their own communities they speak Braj. Like almost all Hindus, the Balahar people avoid beef, though they are not vegetarians. Their marriages are arranged by negotiations. Divorce can be intiated by either party on the grounds of adultery or incompatibility, and the aggrieved party is compensated with money. All the sons of a couple get an equal inheritance. The Balahar people are farmers or herd livestock for a living. Some are self-employed or work for the government. Child labor is very common among them.

Pray that these Hindus will be given the chance to taste and see that the Lord is good.




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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 Balahar, Hindu
People Name in Country Balahar, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111437
Joshua Project People ID 16308
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 9,460
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Balhar, Chobdar, Thakur, Vargi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 8,500 Kanauji 500 Garhwali 200 Bhojpuri 200
Braj Bhasha 100 Awadhi 90 Kumaoni 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Balahar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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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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