Halleer in India


Joshua Project has identified the Halleer only in India

Population

11,000

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
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajantri, Sahanai
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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (6,000) Maharashtra (3,400) Gujarat (1,000) Goa (700)
Rajasthan (40) Tamil Nadu (20)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (6,000) Maharashtra (3,400)
Gujarat (1,000) Goa (700)
Rajasthan (40) Tamil Nadu (20)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (3,700) Kannada (3,500) Konkani, Goan (3,000) Gujarati (500)
Hindi (200) Konkani (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 3,700 Kannada 3,500
Konkani, Goan 3,000 Gujarati 500
Hindi 200 Konkani 50

For Main Lanugage: Marathi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Marathi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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