Halsar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Halsar only in India
Population
16,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


People Name General Halsar
People Name in Country Halsar
Population in India 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Agni Honnappana Matadavaru, Halasvar, Halsala Karnataka, Haslar, Hulasvar, हलसार
People ID 16904
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: 5
Largest States
Karnataka (13,000) Goa (1,300) Maharashtra (1,200)
Gujarat (800) Tamil Nadu (70)
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: 5
Karnataka (13,000) Goa (1,300)
Maharashtra (1,200) Gujarat (800)
Tamil Nadu (70)

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Primary Language: Konkani, Goan (6,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gom   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (4,300) Tulu (3,000) Marathi (900)
Gujarati (600) Tamil Hindi
Konkani
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan (6,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (4,300) Tulu (3,000)
Marathi (900) Gujarati (600)
Tamil (10) Hindi (10)
Konkani
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1821-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (2006)
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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 My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gods Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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