Ahar in India


Population
1,591,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 profession 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

Indian Christians from high caste backgrounds may find it easiest to build relationships with the Ahar community. 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 1,591,000
World Population 1,593,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names आहार
People ID 16184
ROP3 Code 111289
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (1,591,000) Uttarakhand (600)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Uttar Pradesh (1,591,000) Uttarakhand (600)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,244,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (236,000) Bhojpuri (36,000) Kanauji (4,100)
Bundeli (700) Kumaoni (200) Braj Bhasha (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,244,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (236,000) Bhojpuri (36,000)
Kanauji (4,100) Bundeli (700)
Kumaoni (200) Braj Bhasha (20)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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