Halsar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Halsar only in India

Population

16,400

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The 16,000 Halsar people have traditionally made their living through two very different means: cutting sugar cane, and moving dead, decaying animals! Some of the cane materials are used for making baskets, and they sell the animal hides and fat for a profit. They have contact with other communities by selling these goods. Most are landless, and there are many day laborers among them.

This tribe traditionally spoke Tulu, but today they are probably more conversant with either Konkani or Kannada, two of the major languages of southwestern India. Both of these languages include many Christian materials. There are many Roman Catholics represented among Konkani speakers.

Like many other communities in India, the Halsar people marry only within their own community, and their marriages are monogamous. They do not marry off their children. Marriages are settled through family negotiations, and the bride price is a nominal amount of money. They do not allow for divorce, and widows and widowers can remarry.




People Name General Halsar
People Name in Country Halsar
Population in India 16,400
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agni Honnappana Matadavaru, Halasvar, Halsala Karnataka, Haslar, Hulasvar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Halsar
Ethnic Code CNN25d
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani 5,900 Kannada 4,300 Tulu 3,000 Konkani, Goan 1,800
Marathi 1,100 Gujarati 600 Hindi 10 Tamil 10
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani 5,900 Kannada 4,300
Tulu 3,000 Konkani, Goan 1,800
Marathi 1,100 Gujarati 600
Hindi 10 Tamil 10
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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