Kandera in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kandera only in India

Population

18,400

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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Profile Source: Wikipedia


Introduction / History

The Kandera are a mostly Hindu community in Rajasthan State in India.


Where are they Located?

The Kandera are found mainly in Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur and Sawai Madhopur districts.


What are Their Lives Like?

The community is historically associated with the occupation of cotton ginning. In the local language, Rajasthani, the word "kani" means cotton, and a "kandera" means someone who works with cotton. Like many groups in Rajasthan, they claim Rajput ancestry. According to their traditions, their ancestor, a Kanakpal Singh had a falling out with Alaudin Khilji, the Muslim ruler of North India. He was defeated by the Sultan. Many members of his clan accepted Islam, and took up the occupation of cotton ginning.

Their native dialect is Braj Bhasa. The community are divided into thirty-six clans, and they practice clan exogamy, meaning they only marry outside their clan. There is no intermarriage between between Muslim and Hindu groups. They are a landless community, and live by cotton ginning and making quilt and pillows.


References

References:
1. People of India - Rajasthan, Vol. XXXVIII Part 2, B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas, eds. pp 489-493.
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandera



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Kandera
People Name in Country Kandera
ROP3 Code 112416
Joshua Project People ID 17078
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 18,400
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Dhunia,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 17,310 Bundeli 690 Dhundari 440 Malvi 380
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kandera
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
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Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
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Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
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Non-Religious
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Other / Small
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Unknown
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Christian Segments
Anglican
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Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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