Aheria in India

The Aheria have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Their name means "hunter" since this was what they did traditionally. Some became farmers during the 1920s when they were forced to give up hunting, while others now live in Delhi where they sell flowers and garlands. Those who live in Delhi have access to modern medicine. Rajasthan is Aheria's original homeland.

Parents arrange marriages for their children when they are between 16-25. Like many Hindu communities, they pay the bride price in jewelry. The wedding rituals are performed at the bride's house, usually by a Brahmin.

Though the Hindu peoples have given the Aheria a "scheduled caste" status, the Aherias would still consider themselves to be Hindus. They cremate their dead and worship Hindu deities such as Jhind, Tejaji, Goraji, Hamadevji, and Hanumanji.

Aheria communities want their children to achieve a better education than previous generations. Though most don't get past secondary education, there are some Aherias who are college educated. For a scheduled caste group, the Aherias have a high literacy rate.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Aheria in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-19
People Name General Aheria
People Name in Country Aheria
World Population 163,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Aheri; Aheri Rajput; Aheriya Bhil; Ahiria; Beta; Hensi; Herbi; Heri; Hersi; Hesi; Karol; Naik; Sanhai; Shikari; Thori; Turi; आहेरिया
People ID 16186
ROP3 Code 111291
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
138,000
Delhi
15,000
Rajasthan
5,400
Himachal Pradesh
3,300
Madhya Pradesh
1,500
Haryana
300
Chandigarh
80
Punjab
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh 138,000
  Delhi 15,000
  Rajasthan 5,400
  Himachal Pradesh 3,300
  Madhya Pradesh 1,500
  Haryana 300
  Chandigarh 80
  Punjab 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (146,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
4,400
Haroti: Harauti
2,100
Mandeali
1,000
Kanauji
1,000
Bhojpuri
900
Bagri
800
Bilaspuri
400
Mewari
400
Kangri
300
Braj Bhasha
200
Dhundari
200
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Wagdi
70
Bengali
60
Pahari, Kullu
60
Primary Language Hindi (146,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 4,400
  Haroti: Harauti 2,100
  Mandeali 1,000
  Kanauji 1,000
  Bhojpuri 900
  Bagri 800
  Bilaspuri 400
  Mewari 400
  Kangri 300
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Dhundari 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Wagdi 70
  Bengali 60
  Pahari, Kullu 60
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 (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.