Khairwar in India


Population
427,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 427,000
World Population 428,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kaira, Kathakar, Khai, Khaira, Khairah, Khairaha, Kharwar, Kherwar, Khirwar, Konda, Roy
People ID 17157
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: 19
West Bengal (133,000) Assam (92,000) Chhattisgarh (79,000) Madhya Pradesh (77,000)
Odisha (22,000) Jharkhand (10,000) Uttar Pradesh (5,500) Tripura (3,600)
Bihar (900) Maharashtra (800) Arunachal Pradesh (600) Andaman and Nicobar (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (300) Meghalaya (200) Nagaland (200)
Manipur (80) Mizoram (70) Karnataka (30)
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: 19
West Bengal (133,000) Assam (92,000)
Chhattisgarh (79,000) Madhya Pradesh (77,000)
Odisha (22,000) Jharkhand (10,000)
Uttar Pradesh (5,500) Tripura (3,600)
Bihar (900) Maharashtra (800)
Arunachal Pradesh (600) Andaman and Nicobar (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (300)
Meghalaya (200) Nagaland (200)
Manipur (80) Mizoram (70)
Karnataka (30)
Primary Language: Bengali (143,000 speakers)
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 35
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (108,000) Assamese (74,000) Khirwar (41,000) Oriya (23,000)
Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Angika (4,200) Bundeli (3,600) Marathi (600)
Gondi, Northern (400) Bhojpuri (300) Korwa (200) Garhwali (200)
Bagheli (200) Kumaoni (100) Kurux (100) Awadhi (80)
Panjabi, Eastern (60) Kanauji (60) Gujarati (50) Kharia (50)
Primary Language: Bengali (143,000 speakers)
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 35
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (108,000) Assamese (74,000)
Khirwar (41,000) Oriya (23,000)
Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Angika (4,200)
Bundeli (3,600) Marathi (600)
Gondi, Northern (400) Bhojpuri (300)
Korwa (200) Garhwali (200)
Bagheli (200) Kumaoni (100)
Kurux (100) Awadhi (80)
Panjabi, Eastern (60) Kanauji (60)
Gujarati (50) Kharia (50)
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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