Kharwar in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

In the state of Madya Pradesh in India, there are many tribal peoples that play a part in Indian culture. One of them is the Kharwar and most anthropologists agree they are one of the primitive tribes in India. The term Kharwar means grass and it has been said that they never destroy grass.

The Kharwar come from the family of Dravidians. Some Kharwar say they are from the Suryavanshi Rajputs.

There are features that distinguish a Kharmar tribe from others. They have a normal physique but are different in complexion. They tend to keep to themselves and are introverts. They are not influenced by modern society. (So Christians are going to have to win their trust here).

Unlike most tribes, the Kharwar do not have a language of their own. They are not well educated. (The need here to give the gospel message in oral form also).

The Kharwar also live in Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The Indian government classes them as a Scheduled Tribe.

The surnames they use include Singh, Kharwar and Mandal. They speak in Hindi and they are mainly Hindu in religion.


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People Name General Kharwar
People Name in Country Kharwar
Population in India 533,000
World Population 542,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bihari, Ganjhu
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kharwar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 17158
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (271,000) Uttar Pradesh (120,000) Bihar (106,000) West Bengal (31,000)
Odisha (4,900) Chhattisgarh (1,000) Uttarakhand (500) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Mizoram (100) Tripura (100) Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (271,000) Uttar Pradesh (120,000)
Bihar (106,000) West Bengal (31,000)
Odisha (4,900) Chhattisgarh (1,000)
Uttarakhand (500) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Mizoram (100) Tripura (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  43  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (409,000) Bhojpuri (51,000) Santhali (25,000) Bengali (23,000)
Oriya (3,400) Chhattisgarhi (1,400) Bagheli (900) Marathi (900)
Ho (800) Panjabi, Eastern (800) Kharia (700) Nepali (600)
Sadri (600) Mal Paharia (600) Kurux (500) Kanauji (400)
Mundari (400) Urdu (300) Kumaoni (200) Munda (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 409,000 Bhojpuri 51,000
Santhali 25,000 Bengali 23,000
Oriya 3,400 Chhattisgarhi 1,400
Bagheli 900 Marathi 900
Ho 800 Panjabi, Eastern 800
Kharia 700 Nepali 600
Sadri 600 Mal Paharia 600
Kurux 500 Kanauji 400
Mundari 400 Urdu 300
Kumaoni 200 Munda 200
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
96.87 %
0.23 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
1.86 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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