Kahar, Muslim in Pakistan



Population

129,000

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 Pakistan 129,000
World Population 213,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached 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
People ID 17579
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (118,000) Sindh (11,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (200) Balochistan (60)
Islamabad (60)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (118,000) Sindh (11,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (200) Balochistan (60)
Islamabad (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (96,000) Urdu (12,000) Saraiki (10,000) Sindhi (4,000)
Bagri (300) Koli, Wadiyara (100) Marwari (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 96,000 Urdu 12,000
Saraiki 10,000 Sindhi 4,000
Bagri 300 Koli, Wadiyara 100
Marwari 100

For Main Lanugage: Panjabi, Western


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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