Halleer in India


Joshua Project has identified the Halleer only in India

Population

11,100

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Almost all of the 11,000 members of the Halleer community live in rural parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka. They were once hunters and gatherers, but now most of them are musicians who play at social functions like weddings. They are also engaged with many forms of farm work. During lean times they do basket weaving and honey gathering. In two separate Hindu temples in Maharashtra some of their women have become Devadasis, or Hindu temple prostitutes.


What are Their Beliefs?

This Hindu community has not been exposed to the gospel. They do not have their own language. Instead they use the main language of whatever state they live in; Marathi in Maharashtra, and Kannada in Karnataka. Both languages have many Christian materials including New Testaments and the JESUS Film.


Prayer Points

Pray for evangelistic materials to find their way into every Halleer home.


People Name General Halleer
People Name in Country Halleer
Population in India 11,000
World Population 11,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajantri
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Halleer
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 16934
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,900) Maharashtra (3,200) Gujarat (1,000) Goa (700)
Rajasthan (40) Tamil Nadu (20)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,900) Maharashtra (3,200)
Gujarat (1,000) Goa (700)
Rajasthan (40) Tamil Nadu (20)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (3,600) Kannada (3,500) Konkani, Goan (3,000) Gujarati (500)
Hindi (100) Konkani (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 3,600 Kannada 3,500
Konkani, Goan 3,000 Gujarati 500
Hindi 100 Konkani 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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