Kahar, Sikh in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kahar, Sikh only in India

Population

92,900

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

What Indian caste is not really a caste at all? They are the Kahari people, who are part of an ancient community in northern India.


Where are they Located?

Three quarters of the more than 80,000 Kaharis live in Punjab, and their primary language is Eastern Panjabi.


What are Their Lives Like?

The people group was traditionally associated with water. They cultivated farms with a liberal amount of water, dug wells, grew water nuts, captured waterfowls, and were notable boatmen and fisherman.

With the last century's modernization, these water-related roles have dwindled. Their occupations have become more diversified, inspiring 15 sub-castes to break off from them. Considered "backward," they became parcel carriers, house servants, and stone-cutters. In village settings, they are now landless agricultural laborers. In the city where many have emigrated, they are wage laborers.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Kaharis are divided into Hindu, Muslim, and Sikhs communities. The Sikhs among them converted from Hinduism long ago. The Kahari Sikhs are considered to be among the least reached people groups; few if any follow Jesus Christ. Biblical resources are available to them though! In 2002, a complete Bible translation was finished in Eastern Panjabi. Christian teaching is available in audio, video, film and printed formats. Now they need to respond to these resources by forming fellowships of Christ followers.


Prayer Points

Pray that one day soon the Kaharis will lead other castes to drink the Living Water.



People Name General Kahar, Sikh
People Name in Country Kahar, Sikh
Population in India 92,900
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chandrabansi, Dhimar, Guria, Jhimar, Jhinwar, Kamkar, Kir, Kohoro, Mallan, Mehra, Nikhad, Ramani, Rawani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Kahar, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 80,000 Hindi 11,000 Haryanvi 1,500 Bagri 800
Kashmiri 100 Dogri 100 Kumaoni 50 Magahi 50
Garhwali 40 Bhojpuri 20 Telugu 20 Marathi 10
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 80,000 Hindi 11,000
Haryanvi 1,500 Bagri 800
Kashmiri 100 Dogri 100
Kumaoni 50 Magahi 50
Garhwali 40 Bhojpuri 20
Telugu 20 Marathi 10
Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
100.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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