Kahar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
85,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

It seems likely that this caste is a remnant of one of the primitive races who occupied the valley of the Ganges before the coming of the Aryans. The Brahmin are their sacred priests. One of the main ceremonies associated with marriage is to circle the sacred fire seven times. In villages some are engaged in carrying water for high-ranking communities in the event of marriage, death and other occasions.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Kahar is very different than the Biblical worldview.


Outreach Ideas

Tools (Jesus film, recordings, videos, etc.) are available in most of the languages spoken by the Kahar community, but workers are needed to carry these tools to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

We trust the Lord will soon call out his followers from among the Kahar community. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kahar community will be able to raise their standard of living, and be well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 85,000
World Population 8,529,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bundeli Bhoi, Chandrabansi, Chandravmsam, Dheemar, Dhimar, Dhuriya, Guria, Guriya, Jheemar, Jhimar, Jhinwar, Kahar Bhoi, Kahrar, Kamkar, Kashyap Rajput, Keer, Kir, Mallah, Mallan, Mehra, Nikhad, Nishad, Raj Bhoi, Ramani, Rawani, कहर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17044
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Largest States
Dhaka (30,000) Rangpur (23,000) Rajshahi (14,000)
Khulna (9,700) Chittagong (8,000) Barisal (500)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Dhaka (30,000) Rangpur (23,000)
Rajshahi (14,000) Khulna (9,700)
Chittagong (8,000) Barisal (500)
Primary Language: Bengali (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (2,600) Sylheti (100)
Primary Language: Bengali (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (2,600) Sylheti (100)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
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
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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