Kalwar, Muslim in India



Population

45,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kalwar or Kalal (in India) are said to derive their name from the Sanskrit word for 'distiller of alcohol' or kalyapala. This community is known as the Muslim distillers and sellers of liquor. Based on this tradition the Kalwar have a relatively low social status. Several million Kalwar are Hindus in India but only a small portion are Muslims. In Nepal there is also a small community of Muslims.


What are Their Lives Like?

Though traditionally distillers and liquor sellers, the Kalwar are involved today in a variety of trading and selling as well as in labour and some in agriculture. Their position in society in Nepal is one of a more depressed or unclean caste but they are 'touchable'. They speak Nepali, Bhojpuri and Urdu and tend to be favourable to formal education in some areas of India. They are Sunni Muslim and follow the traditional rites of birth (aqiqa), marriage (mangn, manja, nikah, sindoordan ) and dead. Married women wear the nose-stud (nakchhabi). They have traditional shared food with other Muslims but have not with Hindu groups.


What are Their Needs?

Some success in sharing Christ has borne fruit among the Hindu Kalwar but no known work has even begun among the Muslim community. Pray that workers might be found and that other believing Kalwar could bridge the gap into the Muslim community.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-02
People Name General Kalwar, Muslim
People Name in Country Kalwar, Muslim
Population in India 46,000
World Population 54,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kalar, Kalari, Kaleri, Konwar, Sehare
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Kalwar, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17580
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (44,000) West Bengal (1,800) Uttarakhand (400)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (44,000) West Bengal (1,800)
Uttarakhand (400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (38,000) Bhojpuri (5,800) Bengali (1,800) Awadhi (80)
Garhwali (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 38,000 Bhojpuri 5,800
Bengali 1,800 Awadhi 80
Garhwali 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format 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 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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