Kahar, Hindu traditions in Nepal






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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kahar, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Kahar, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 54,000
World Population 8,317,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (43,000) Narayani (5,000) Bheri (2,000) Kosi (1,000)
Janakpur (800) Sagarmatha (600) Mahakali (300) Seti (200)
Bagmati (200) Mechi (100) Rapti (70) Gandaki (40)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (43,000) Narayani (5,000)
Bheri (2,000) Kosi (1,000)
Janakpur (800) Sagarmatha (600)
Mahakali (300) Seti (200)
Bagmati (200) Mechi (100)
Rapti (70) Gandaki (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (26,000) Awadhi (20,000) Maithili (6,800) Hindi (800)
Kumaoni (300) Angika (80) Nepali (40) Dotyali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 26,000 Awadhi 20,000
Maithili 6,800 Hindi 800
Kumaoni 300 Angika 80
Nepali 40 Dotyali 20
For Primary Language: Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri 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
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.86 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
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  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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