Halsar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Halsar only in India

Population

16,300

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.




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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 Halsar
People Name in Country Halsar
ROP3 Code 112198
Joshua Project People ID 16904
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 16,300
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Agni Honnappana Matadavaru, Halasvar, Halsala Karnataka, Haslar, Hulasvar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani 5,850 Kannada 4,263 Tulu 3,027 Konkani, Goan 1,780
Marathi 1,099 Gujarati 562 Hindi 10 Tamil 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Halsar
Ethnic Code CNN25d
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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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