Halsar in India

The Halsar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Bant Unknown
Haslar Unknown

Introduction / History

The 16,000 Halsar people have traditionally made their living through two very different means: cutting sugar cane, and moving dead, decaying animals! Some of the cane materials are used for making baskets, and they sell the animal hides and fat for a profit. They have contact with other communities by selling these goods. Most are landless, and there are many day laborers among them.

This tribe traditionally spoke Tulu, but today they are probably more conversant with either Konkani or Kannada, two of the major languages of southwestern India. Both of these languages include many Christian materials. There are many Roman Catholics represented among Konkani speakers.

Like many other communities in India, the Halsar people marry only within their own community, and their marriages are monogamous. They do not marry off their children. Marriages are settled through family negotiations, and the bride price is a nominal amount of money. They do not allow for divorce, and widows and widowers can remarry.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Halsar in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Halsar
People Name in Country Halsar
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Agni Honnappana Matadavaru, Halasvar, Halsala Karnataka, Haslar, Hulasvar, हलसार
People ID 16904
ROP3 Code 112198
Country India
Region South Asia
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 5
Largest States
Karnataka
13,000
Goa
1,400
Maharashtra
1,100
Tamil Nadu
60
Gujarat
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Karnataka 13,000
  Goa 1,400
  Maharashtra 1,100
  Tamil Nadu 60
  Gujarat 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Konkani, Goan (7,000 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
4,400
Tulu
3,000
Marathi
800
Gujarati
50
Tamil
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (7,000 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 4,400
  Tulu 3,000
  Marathi 800
  Gujarati 50
  Tamil 10
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan

Primary Language:  Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1821-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006)
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 Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General God's Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Konkani - Goan Konkani
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
2.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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.


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