Kahar (Hindu traditions) in India


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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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-19
People Name General Kahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 8,120,000
World Population 8,258,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 162
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 11
Largest Subgroups
Budane
1,000
Turaiya
1,000
Mehra
800
Batham
400
Mahar
200
Bhoi Dhimar
0
Khawar
0
Mallah
0
Raikwar
0
Rawani
0
Singharia
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 11
  Budane 1,000
  Turaiya 1,000
  Mehra 800
  Batham 400
  Mahar 200
  Bhoi Dhimar 0
  Khawar 0
  Mallah 0
  Raikwar 0
  Rawani 0
  Singharia 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
4,423,000
Bihar
2,099,000
Jharkhand
460,000
West Bengal
354,000
Madhya Pradesh
266,000
Haryana
157,000
Uttarakhand
134,000
Punjab
83,000
Chhattisgarh
41,000
Rajasthan
28,000
Maharashtra
25,000
Himachal Pradesh
16,000
Odisha
12,000
Delhi
10,000
Chandigarh
8,900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 4,423,000
  Bihar 2,099,000
  Jharkhand 460,000
  West Bengal 354,000
  Madhya Pradesh 266,000
  Haryana 157,000
  Uttarakhand 134,000
  Punjab 83,000
  Chhattisgarh 41,000
  Rajasthan 28,000
  Maharashtra 25,000
  Himachal Pradesh 16,000
  Odisha 12,000
  Delhi 10,000
  Chandigarh 8,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,074,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 44
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
1,185,000
Magahi
474,000
Awadhi
382,000
Bengali
301,000
Kanauji
220,000
Punjabi, Eastern
83,000
Maithili
67,000
Chhattisgarhi
36,000
Garhwali
31,000
Bundeli
23,000
Malvi
22,000
Bagheli
17,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Angika
14,000
Marathi
13,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (5,074,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 44
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 1,185,000
  Magahi 474,000
  Awadhi 382,000
  Bengali 301,000
  Kanauji 220,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 83,000
  Maithili 67,000
  Chhattisgarhi 36,000
  Garhwali 31,000
  Bundeli 23,000
  Malvi 22,000
  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 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 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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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