Ahar in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction

Ahar is a sub-caste of the dominant shudra caste in India. Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don't take up menial work as a vocation and are thus ranked above the other shudras in the ritual caste hierarchy. Marriage of people in this community is restricted to other shudra subcastes. Ahar consider themselves to be Brahmin but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.


Ministry Obstacles

High caste communities may feel less need for a Savior than others do. Jesus said it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will give Ahar families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Prayer will be needed to prepare hearts.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be absolutely no one within the Ahar community who knows Christ as Savior, at the present time. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Ahar caste will not be satisfied with their own righteousness. Pray they will deeply experience their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life. Pray for hungry hearts to know Christ.


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People Name General Ahar
People Name in Country Ahar
Population in India 1,436,000
World Population 1,438,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 29
Alternate Names आहार
People ID 16184
ROP3 Code 111289
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
1,435,000
Uttarakhand
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Uttar Pradesh 1,435,000
  Uttarakhand 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,186,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
199,000
Bhojpuri
38,000
Kanauji
4,600
Bundeli
700
Kumaoni
200
Braj Bhasha
20
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,186,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 199,000
  Bhojpuri 38,000
  Kanauji 4,600
  Bundeli 700
  Kumaoni 200
  Braj Bhasha 20
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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