Kahar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
8,082,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 India 8,082,000
World Population 8,219,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 162 to 167
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
ROP3 Code 112380
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(4,404,000)
Bihar
(2,091,000)
Jharkhand
(465,000)
West Bengal
(331,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(275,000)
Haryana
(156,000)
Uttarakhand
(135,000)
Punjab
(83,000)
Chhattisgarh
(41,000)
Rajasthan
(27,000)
Maharashtra
(24,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(16,000)
Odisha
(12,000)
Delhi
(10,000)
Chandigarh
(8,800)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh (4,404,000)
  Bihar (2,091,000)
  Jharkhand (465,000)
  West Bengal (331,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (275,000)
  Haryana (156,000)
  Uttarakhand (135,000)
  Punjab (83,000)
  Chhattisgarh (41,000)
  Rajasthan (27,000)
  Maharashtra (24,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (16,000)
  Odisha (12,000)
  Delhi (10,000)
  Chandigarh (8,800)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,073,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(1,186,000)
Magahi
(482,000)
Awadhi
(382,000)
Bengali
(281,000)
Kanauji
(220,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(83,000)
Maithili
(68,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(36,000)
Garhwali
(31,000)
Malvi
(24,000)
Bundeli
(23,000)
Bagheli
(17,000)
Haryanvi
(15,000)
Angika
(14,000)
Marathi
(13,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (5,073,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (1,186,000)
  Magahi (482,000)
  Awadhi (382,000)
  Bengali (281,000)
  Kanauji (220,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (83,000)
  Maithili (68,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (36,000)
  Garhwali (31,000)
  Malvi (24,000)
  Bundeli (23,000)
  Bagheli (17,000)
  Haryanvi (15,000)
  Angika (14,000)
  Marathi (13,000)
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   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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