Kahar, Muslim in India

Population

79,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kahar or Kahal people have several stories about the deriving of their name. It is said, by some anthropologists, that the name comes from the combination of the words kandh, meaning 'shoulder' and ahar, meaning 'food.' Their traditional work has been as palanquin (a seat carried between poles on the shoulder) or water carriers. They are over 7 million strong in India and in some areas known as a Schedule caste.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today many of the Kahar can be found to have many occupations. Some are small businessman, shop keepers or food vendors. In the rural areas they can be found as cultivators, labourers or rickshaw-pullers. The majority of Kahar clans are Hindu but there are many Muslim Kahar in Nepal and India. There primary language in Nepal is Maithili and Bhojpuri. Prasad, Singh and Verma are common surnames.


What are Their Needs?

In general that Kahar are favourable to having their children attend school and this may be an avenue of ministry and assistance to the community. Pray that some from the Kahar would hear and come to know the name of Jesus. There are no known workers among this Muslim group in Nepal.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kahar, Muslim
People Name in Country Kahar, Muslim
Population in India 79,400
World Population 209,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chandrabansi, Kamkar, Kanhar, Kuhara, Ramani, Rawani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Kahar, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (62,000) Bengali (14,000) Bhojpuri (600) Panjabi, Eastern (400)
Bundeli (400) Maithili (300) Awadhi (80) Magahi (60)
Kumaoni (40) Garhwali (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 62,000 Bengali 14,000
Bhojpuri 600 Panjabi, Eastern 400
Bundeli 400 Maithili 300
Awadhi 80 Magahi 60
Kumaoni 40 Garhwali 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCB
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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