Kahar, Hindu traditionsar in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language



It seems likely that this caste is a remnant of one of the primitive races who occupied the valley of the Ganges before the coming of the Aryans. The Brahmin are their sacred priests. One of the main ceremonies associated with marriage is to circle the sacred fire seven times. In villages some are engaged in carrying water for high-ranking communities in the event of marriage, death and other occasions.

Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Kahar is very different than the Biblical worldview.

Outreach Ideas

Tools (Jesus film, recordings, videos, etc.) are available in most of the languages spoken by the Kahar community, but workers are needed to carry these tools to the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

We trust the Lord will soon call out his followers from among the Kahar community. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kahar community will be able to raise their standard of living, and be well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

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People Name General Kahar, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Kahar, Hindu traditionsar
Population in Bangladesh 86,000
World Population 8,317,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bundeli Bhoi, Chandrabansi, Chandravmsam, Dheemar, Dhimar, Dhuriya, Guria, Guriya, Jheemar, Jhimar, Jhinwar, Kahar Bhoi, Kahrar, Kamkar, Kashyap Rajput, Keer, Kir, Mallah, Mallan, Mehra, Nikhad, Nishad, Raj Bhoi, Ramani, Rawani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kahar, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17044
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (30,000) Rangpur (24,000) Rajshahi (14,000) Khulna (9,700)
Chittagong (8,000) Barisal (500)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (30,000) Rangpur (24,000)
Rajshahi (14,000) Khulna (9,700)
Chittagong (8,000) Barisal (500)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (73,000) Chittagonian (2,600) Sylheti (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 73,000 Chittagonian 2,600
Sylheti 100
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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