Kirar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kirar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kirar of India work in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice and jowar for cereals.

The Kirar in Rajasthan speak Brajbhasa and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They have child marriages and are monogamous. Sons inherit the property. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. The dead are cremated. Some work in business, some are teachers and some do government office work as well as many doing the usual agricultural work. Local councils with a leader settle disputes. They are Hindus.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Kirar speak Hindi and Marathi. Cross-cousin marriages are not allowed. Child marriages are no longer preferred. They are landowners.

In Maharashtra, the Kirar cremate the married when dead while those who are not married are buried. Some of them are in professional work. Education and family planning are looked on favorably by them.

Prayer Points

* Pray that leaders of the councils will come to salvation and lead others of the Kirar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Kirar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Kirar
People Name in Country Kirar
Population in India 884,000
World Population 884,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dhakar, Karod, Kerat, Kirad, Kirod
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kirar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 17194
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)
Madhya Pradesh (730,000) Uttar Pradesh (67,000) Rajasthan (64,000) Maharashtra (22,000)
Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (730,000) Uttar Pradesh (67,000)
Rajasthan (64,000) Maharashtra (22,000)
Chhattisgarh (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (782,000) Bundeli (32,000) Haroti: Harauti (16,000) Marathi (14,000)
Dhundari (9,200) Braj Bhasha (5,600) Malvi (2,600) Chhattisgarhi (200)
Mewari: Khairari (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 782,000 Bundeli 32,000
Haroti: Harauti 16,000 Marathi 14,000
Dhundari 9,200 Braj Bhasha 5,600
Malvi 2,600 Chhattisgarhi 200
Mewari: Khairari 100
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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