Khavar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Khavar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The name Khawas, or Khavar, means "important". The important and loyal servants of the rulers and lesser chiefs of the pre-independence period were known as khaas people, who later formed a caste by the name Khawas. They have eight subdivisions and several clans. They claim to be Rajputs because of their close association with royal families. People from other castes can be admitted into their caste for a nominal fee. The Khavar are Hindu and follow the Vaishanav sect. Every clan has its own deity, which is placated by a shaman. In addition, their ancestors are placated on a specified festival day.

Ministry Obstacles

The government of Gujarat has a history of persecuting Christians and other minority groups. An anti-conversion law makes church planting difficult to do legally.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps some youth of the Khavar community will discover Christian music and videos on the internet and will listen and view with understanding which the Lord will grant to them. Please pray this may occur, and soon.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus today among the Khavar people. However, we can pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers to help those who will someday come to be his disciples.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Khavar caste will not be proud, not important in their own eyes. Pride is a deadly sin and often prevents a humble acceptance of God's gifts.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khavar
People Name in Country Khavar
Population in India 143,000
World Population 143,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chokri, Gnathi Rajput, Gola, Goli, Hajuri, Khavan, Khavasan, Khawar, Khawas, Lunda, Rajput Khawas, Vadharan, Vajir
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Khavar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 17163
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (139,000) West Bengal (2,900) Tripura (600) Maharashtra (200)
Daman and Diu (60)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (139,000) West Bengal (2,900)
Tripura (600) Maharashtra (200)
Daman and Diu (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (131,000) Hindi (5,600) Bengali (3,500) Konkani (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 131,000 Hindi 5,600
Bengali 3,500 Konkani 30
For Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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