Kalwar, Hindu in India



Population

3,778,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

The Kalwar of India are also called Kalar, among other names. They brew and sell alcohol to others. They are Hindus by religion.

In Uttar Pradesh the Kalwar speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. They believe in monogamy and adult marriages that are arranged by discussion. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. Sons inherit the property of their parents with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Birth and death rituals are celebrated. They work in cultivation and other work.

In Bihar, the Kalwar speak Magahi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They cannot marry others in the village who are not Kalwar. There are naming ceremonies for their children and the dead are cremated. They work in agriculture and industrial work. The younger ones are better educated than those who are older. They use local medicine and drink water from wells.

The Kalwar in West Bengal speak Bengali and Hindi and read and write in Bengali and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef and pork. Wheat and rice are their favorite cereals. They have various jobs but most are in business. There is a local caste council among them. They have a good literacy level in general and they use family planning and modern medicine.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will send the Kalwar messengers to bring them the good news.
* Pray that gospel materials are given to them bringing Salvation for them.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-29
People Name General Kalwar, Hindu
People Name in Country Kalwar, Hindu
Population in India 3,778,000
World Population 3,906,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kalai, Kalal, Kalan, Kalar, Kalari, Kaleri, Kalladi, Kallar, Kalol, Kalya, Konwar, Sehare, Sehore, Sudhi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kalwar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17061
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:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (1,490,000) Uttar Pradesh (988,000) Chhattisgarh (462,000) Jharkhand (305,000)
Madhya Pradesh (220,000) Maharashtra (191,000) West Bengal (97,000) Odisha (19,000)
Uttarakhand (6,400) Sikkim (800) Andaman and Nicobar (300) Karnataka (100)
Delhi (100) Tripura (40)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (1,490,000) Uttar Pradesh (988,000)
Chhattisgarh (462,000) Jharkhand (305,000)
Madhya Pradesh (220,000) Maharashtra (191,000)
West Bengal (97,000) Odisha (19,000)
Uttarakhand (6,400) Sikkim (800)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Karnataka (100)
Delhi (100) Tripura (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (2,108,000) Bhojpuri (609,000) Chhattisgarhi (317,000) Maithili (176,000)
Marathi (132,000) Bengali (113,000) Magahi (94,000) Awadhi (63,000)
Kanauji (23,000) Oriya (17,000) Bagheli (7,900) Angika (7,200)
Nimadi (5,300) Bundeli (5,200) Surjapuri (3,000) Garhwali (2,800)
Sadri (800) Bhatri (700) Kumaoni (700) Telugu (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,108,000 Bhojpuri 609,000
Chhattisgarhi 317,000 Maithili 176,000
Marathi 132,000 Bengali 113,000
Magahi 94,000 Awadhi 63,000
Kanauji 23,000 Oriya 17,000
Bagheli 7,900 Angika 7,200
Nimadi 5,300 Bundeli 5,200
Surjapuri 3,000 Garhwali 2,800
Sadri 800 Bhatri 700
Kumaoni 700 Telugu 400
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) 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 %
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