Aheria in India

Joshua Project has identified the Aheria only in India
Population
170,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-19
People Name General Aheria
People Name in Country Aheria
Population in India 170,000
World Population 170,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(144,000)
Delhi
(16,000)
Rajasthan
(5,700)
Himachal Pradesh
(3,600)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,500)
Haryana
(300)
Chandigarh
(80)
Punjab
(60)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh (144,000)
  Delhi (16,000)
  Rajasthan (5,700)
  Himachal Pradesh (3,600)
  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 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
(4,400)
Haroti
(2,100)
Mandeali
(1,500)
Kanauji
(1,000)
Bhojpuri
(900)
Bagri
(800)
Bilaspuri
(600)
Kangri
(500)
Mewari
(400)
Dhundari
(200)
Braj Bhasha
(200)
Chambeali
(200)
Punjabi, Eastern
(200)
Marwari
(80)
Wagdi
(70)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (146,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi (4,400)
  Haroti (2,100)
  Mandeali (1,500)
  Kanauji (1,000)
  Bhojpuri (900)
  Bagri (800)
  Bilaspuri (600)
  Kangri (500)
  Mewari (400)
  Dhundari (200)
  Braj Bhasha (200)
  Chambeali (200)
  Punjabi, Eastern (200)
  Marwari (80)
  Wagdi (70)
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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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