Kumhar, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

270,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Shiv Raj Prajapati


Introduction / History

Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be deciphered without acknowledging Kumhar.


Where are they Located?

The Kumhar can be found throughout India by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence with kumbhkala.

They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. The main profession of this cast is to make earthen products. Historically their main way of earning income has been earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother(Mata). They believe in god, highly spritual, loveable, honest and hard working. In general the Kumhar are loving people.


What are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need education and support for their kumbhkala.




Profile Source: Shiv Raj Prajapati

People Name General Kumhar, Hindu
People Name in Country Kumhar, Hindu
Population in Bangladesh 270,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Ghatakarpur, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Handa Kummar, Kalam Chettiar, Kembatti, Kir, Komar, Kulal, Kulala, Kulalar, Kumar, Kumbakar, Kumbaniga, Kumbara, Kumbaran, Kumbarar, Kumbhakar, Kumbhar, Kumbhara, Kumbli, Kumbrani, Kumhar Kshatriya, Kummara, Kummaravallu, Kummari, Kumore, Kumrao, Kusavan, Kusavar, Kusawan, Kuyanar, Kuyavar, Langotra, Lehri, Maghaiya, Malari, Maru, Moolya, Narhia, Odari, Pal, Prajapat, Prajapati, Rudraban, Rudrabans, Rudrapal, Salivahana, Sohal, Somara, Takopatil, Vadari, Vellar, Wadiyar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kumhar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (228,000) Chittagonian (12,000) Sylheti (400) Kok Borok (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 228,000 Chittagonian 12,000
Sylheti 400 Kok Borok 100
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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