Holar in India

The Holar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 22 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Dasa 200
Gangadikara 200
Hagga 200
Magga 200
Morasu 200
Dhanvat Unknown
Garode Unknown
Gijge Unknown
Gotrang Unknown
Gulik Unknown

Introduction / History

It's too bad that the Holar people did not meet the famous Protestant missionary, William Carey. They are leather shoe repairers (then called cobblers) just as he was! Because they engage in leatherwork, they are sometimes confused with the much more numerous Chamars. Some of the Holar people make their living by playing music at social functions. This gives them contact with many other communities in western India.

The Holar people prefer to marry cousins on their mother's side, and families arrange their marriages. They allow for divorce, but the caste panchayat council helps to minimize the number of divorces by intervening in difficult situations. Many of the Holar people live in join families though a few of them prefer nuclear families.

Because of their low status (anything having to do with dead animals is considered degrading in Hindu cultures) the Holar people have protected themselves by forming their own caste association, the Maharashtra Holar Samaj Sanghat Mumbai. This organization helps them look after their own community development needs. This caste has a low literacy rate, and most of their children do not advance beyond elementary education. This keeps them from advancing in India's rapidly changing economy.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Holar in India.

* Pray for the Lord to raise up believers to help the Holar people get the education they need.
* Pray for them to have access to the many Christian resources in the Marathi language.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holar_caste
http://holarsamaj.hpage.co.in/information_48603219.html


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-29
People Name General Holar
People Name in Country Holar
World Population 166,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Handihelva; Helavamallur; Helvagola; Helvaru; Holava; Holer; Holeva; Holeya; Holia; Holiya; Holra; Hulio; Jambu; Koraga; Mirdha; Paraiyan; Pitch; Pitchguntalu; Valhar; होलर
People ID 16947
ROP3 Code 112250
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Dalit - Other
People Group Holar
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 22 (only 15 largest shown)
  Dasa 200
  Gangadikara 200
  Hagga 200
  Magga 200
  Morasu 200
  Dhanvat 0
  Garode 0
  Gijge 0
  Gotrang 0
  Gulik 0
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 13
Largest States
Maharashtra
110,000
Odisha
29,000
Madhya Pradesh
16,000
Tamil Nadu
3,300
Kerala
2,800
Karnataka
1,200
Gujarat
1,200
Goa
700
Telangana
400
Chhattisgarh
300
Puducherry
100
Andhra Pradesh
90
Dadra and Nagar Have
20
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 13
  Maharashtra 110,000
  Odisha 29,000
  Madhya Pradesh 16,000
  Tamil Nadu 3,300
  Kerala 2,800
  Karnataka 1,200
  Gujarat 1,200
  Goa 700
  Telangana 400
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Puducherry 100
  Andhra Pradesh 90
  Dadra and Nagar Have 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (107,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
24,000
Kannada
10,000
Holiya
8,400
Hindi
7,100
Chhattisgarhi
1,200
Konkani
1,100
Pengo
1,100
Kui
600
Gujarati
600
Konkani, Goan
400
Telugu
400
Tamil
200
Kuvi
200
Santhali
100
Malayalam
100
Primary Language Marathi (107,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 24,000
  Kannada 10,000
  Holiya 8,400
  Hindi 7,100
  Chhattisgarhi 1,200
  Konkani 1,100
  Pengo 1,100
  Kui 600
  Gujarati 600
  Konkani, Goan 400
  Telugu 400
  Tamil 200
  Kuvi 200
  Santhali 100
  Malayalam 100
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.45 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.36 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.98 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.16 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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.