Kumhar, Hindu in Nepal

Population

58,600

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 Nepal 58,600
World Population 14,986,000
Countries 5
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (25,000) Bhojpuri (18,000) Nepali (18,000) Awadhi (1,700)
Hindi (1,300) Magar, Eastern (1,000) Bantawa (200) Rajbanshi (200)
Angika (100) Bengali (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 25,000 Bhojpuri 18,000
Nepali 18,000 Awadhi 1,700
Hindi 1,300 Magar, Eastern 1,000
Bantawa 200 Rajbanshi 200
Angika 100 Bengali 30
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.39 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.09 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.19 %
Unknown
0.18 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Shiv Raj Prajapati  
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