Khairwar in India



Population

424,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

The word "Khairar" relates to the word catechu, an extract of the Acacia tree used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. Khairwar formerly gathered this extract as their vocation, and today are mostly involved with some aspect of farming. The majority are not land owners, however. They have not emphasized sending their children to school because of their poor economic situation. They worship Surya as their family deity, and also worship their ancestors. Kali is their village deity. Regional deities include Durga and Bajrangbali.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Hinduism and Animism is very different than that of the Christian Bible. It usually requires much time to understand and process a presentation that is so different than what a person has ever known.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Lord will send workers especially skilled at telling stories from scripture. Oral presentations of the Gospel are likely to be essential in communicating effectively to people with low literacy levels.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few of the Khairwar have reported themselves to the census of India. This is an encouraging development. Pray the Lord will send teachers and shepherds (pastors) to help them become firmly established in the faith. They need our prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Khairwar people will be able to improve their standard of living, with rising literacy rates and better employment opportunities. Pray that some will be able to purchase farm land of their own.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khairwar
People Name in Country Khairwar
Population in India 424,000
World Population 425,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kaira, Kathakar, Khai, Khaira, Khairah, Khairaha, Kharwar, Kherwar, Khirwar, Konda, Roy
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Khairwar
Ethnic Code AUG06b
People ID 17157
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:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (133,000) Assam (86,000) Chhattisgarh (79,000) Madhya Pradesh (77,000)
Odisha (22,000) Jharkhand (10,000) Uttar Pradesh (5,500) Maharashtra (4,000)
Tripura (3,600) Bihar (900) Arunachal Pradesh (600) Andaman and Nicobar (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (300) Meghalaya (200) Mizoram (100)
Nagaland (70) Manipur (60)
Total States on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (133,000) Assam (86,000)
Chhattisgarh (79,000) Madhya Pradesh (77,000)
Odisha (22,000) Jharkhand (10,000)
Uttar Pradesh (5,500) Maharashtra (4,000)
Tripura (3,600) Bihar (900)
Arunachal Pradesh (600) Andaman and Nicobar (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (300)
Meghalaya (200) Mizoram (100)
Nagaland (70) Manipur (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  36  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (139,000) Hindi (108,000) Assamese (73,000) Khirwar (41,000)
Oriya (24,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Angika (4,200) Bundeli (3,600)
Marathi (3,000) Gondi, Northern (400) Korwa (300) Bhojpuri (300)
Garhwali (200) Gujarati (200) Bagheli (200) Kumaoni (100)
Kurux (100) Awadhi (80) Panjabi, Eastern (60) Kanauji (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 139,000 Hindi 108,000
Assamese 73,000 Khirwar 41,000
Oriya 24,000 Chhattisgarhi 16,000
Angika 4,200 Bundeli 3,600
Marathi 3,000 Gondi, Northern 400
Korwa 300 Bhojpuri 300
Garhwali 200 Gujarati 200
Bagheli 200 Kumaoni 100
Kurux 100 Awadhi 80
Panjabi, Eastern 60 Kanauji 60

For Main Lanugage: 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) 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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.80 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.16 %

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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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