Halsar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Halsar only in India
Population
17,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Halsar
People Name in Country Halsar
Population in India 17,000
World Population 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Karnataka
(13,000)
Goa
(1,500)
Maharashtra
(1,200)
Gujarat
(900)
Tamil Nadu
(70)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Karnataka (13,000)
  Goa (1,500)
  Maharashtra (1,200)
  Gujarat (900)
  Tamil Nadu (70)
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 7
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(4,400)
Tulu
(3,000)
Marathi
(900)
Gujarati
(600)
Tamil Hindi
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (7,000 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (4,400)
  Tulu (3,000)
  Marathi (900)
  Gujarati (600)
  Tamil (10)
  Hindi (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)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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
2.48 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.52 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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