Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
3,784,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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  

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People Name General Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,784,000
World Population 3,912,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalai, Kalal, Kalan, Kalar, Kalari, Kaleri, Kalladi, Kallar, Kalol, Kalya, Konwar, Sehare, Sehore, Sudhi
People ID 17061
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Bihar (1,489,000) Uttar Pradesh (988,000) Chhattisgarh (462,000) Jharkhand (304,000)
Madhya Pradesh (219,000) Maharashtra (197,000) West Bengal (97,000) Odisha (19,000)
Uttarakhand (6,400) Sikkim (900) Andaman and Nicobar (300) Karnataka (200)
Delhi (100) Tripura (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Bihar (1,489,000) Uttar Pradesh (988,000)
Chhattisgarh (462,000) Jharkhand (304,000)
Madhya Pradesh (219,000) Maharashtra (197,000)
West Bengal (97,000) Odisha (19,000)
Uttarakhand (6,400) Sikkim (900)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Karnataka (200)
Delhi (100) Tripura (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (2,108,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 25
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (609,000) Chhattisgarhi (317,000) Maithili (176,000) Marathi (139,000)
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) Nepali (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (2,108,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 25
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (609,000) Chhattisgarhi (317,000)
Maithili (176,000) Marathi (139,000)
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) Nepali (200)
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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