Kumhar, Hindu in Nepal



Population

75,000

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 75,000
World Population 15,002,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Chakbains, Chejara, Gamar, Ghatakarpur, Ghumal, Ghumar, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Handa Kummar, Kalam Chettiar, Keer, Kembatti, Khumbhakar, Kir, Komar, Kosavan, Kulal, Kulala, Kulalan, Kulalar, Kumar, Kumbakar, Kumbaniga, Kumbar, Kumbara, Kumbaran, Kumbarar, Kumbhakar, Kumbhar, Kumbhara, Kumbhi, Kumbli, Kumbrani, Kumhar, Kumhar Kshatriya, Kumiar, Kumiar Ahitan, Kummara, Kummaravallu, Kummari, Kumor, Kumore, Kumrao, Kusavan, Kusavar, Kusawan, Kusuvan, Kuyanar, Kuyavan, Kuyavar, Langotra, Lehri, Maghaiya, Malari, Mannadiar, Maru, Moolya, Narhia, Odari, Pal, Parjapat, Prajapat, Prajapati, Rudraban, Rudrabans, Rudrapal, Salivaganan, Salivahana, Salivahanam, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Sohal, Somara, Takopatil, Taleopahil, Vadari, Vellar, Wadiyar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kumhar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 17316
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (26,000) Janakpur (22,000) Lumbini (15,000) Sagarmatha (8,200)
Kosi (2,300) Bheri (2,200) Rapti (1,600) Bagmati (400)
Gandaki (300) Seti (200) Mahakali (80) Mechi (70)
Dhawalagiri (40)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Narayani (26,000) Janakpur (22,000)
Lumbini (15,000) Sagarmatha (8,200)
Kosi (2,300) Bheri (2,200)
Rapti (1,600) Bagmati (400)
Gandaki (300) Seti (200)
Mahakali (80) Mechi (70)
Dhawalagiri (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (44,000) Bhojpuri (24,000) Nepali (8,700) Awadhi (1,600)
Hindi (300) Magahi (200) Angika (40) Kumaoni (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 44,000 Bhojpuri 24,000
Nepali 8,700 Awadhi 1,600
Hindi 300 Magahi 200
Angika 40 Kumaoni 20

For Main Lanugage: Maithili


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Maithili Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Maithili 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
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Shiv Raj Prajapati  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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