Hurkiya in India

The Hurkiya have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Their name comes from hurka which is a hand drum. The Hurkiya are a scheduled caste which gives them low to medium status in India. They speak Kumaoni and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Uttar Pradesh the Hurkiyas are mostly day laborers. Others sell such things as combs, mirrors and toys. Some of them have a good reputation as tailors. A caste association looks after their needs and judges their disputes. Hurkiya in Uttarakhand prefer to marry within their group or clan, further closing them off from possible Christian influence.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Uttarakhand they are Hindus while in Uttar Pradesh they are Muslims. They keep mostly to their individual clans. This leads to much confusion and diversity within their belief and value systems. They also have folk beliefs in spirits, and they follow the advice of shamans. There is no evidence that they have ever been influenced by the knowledge of the one true God who loves them.


What Are Their Needs?

Hurkiya people need the opportunity to advance socially and economically. They need to take advantage of higher education. There might be opportunities for Christ's followers to help them in the areas of education and their economy.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hurkiya in India.

* Pray that gospel materials will be useful for them to begin Discovery Bible Studies. * Pray for a spiritual hunger to develop among Hurkiya people that will lead them to Christ. * Pray for obedient intercessors and workers who will bring the full range of Bible resources in their Hindi language to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Hurkiya
People Name in Country Hurkiya
Population this Country 4,300
Population all Countries 4,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Hurukiya; हुर्किया
People ID 16958
ROP3 Code 112262
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)
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 1
  Uttar Pradesh 4,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
1,300
Primary Language Hindi (3,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 1,300
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 The Hope Video
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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