Kalwar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
3,961,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kalwar of India are also called Kalar, among other names. They brew and sell alcohol to others. They are Hindus by religion.

In Uttar Pradesh the Kalwar speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. They believe in monogamy and adult marriages that are arranged by discussion. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. Sons inherit the property of their parents with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Birth and death rituals are celebrated. They work in cultivation and other work.

In Bihar, the Kalwar speak Magahi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They cannot marry others in the village who are not Kalwar. There are naming ceremonies for their children and the dead are cremated. They work in agriculture and industrial work. The younger ones are better educated than those who are older. They use local medicine and drink water from wells.

The Kalwar in West Bengal speak Bengali and Hindi and read and write in Bengali and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef and pork. Wheat and rice are their favorite cereals. They have various jobs but most are in business. There is a local caste council among them. They have a good literacy level in general and they use family planning and modern medicine.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will send the Kalwar messengers to bring them the good news.
* Pray that gospel materials are given to them bringing Salvation for them.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
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People Name General Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kalwar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,961,000
World Population 4,087,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 80 to 85
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalai, Kalal, Kalan, Kalar, Kalari, Kaleri, Kalladi, Kallar, Kalol, Kalya, Konwar, Sehare, Sehore, Sudhi, कलवार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17061
ROP3 Code 112399
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bihar
(1,533,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,037,000)
Chhattisgarh
(479,000)
Jharkhand
(317,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(237,000)
Maharashtra
(229,000)
West Bengal
(101,000)
Odisha
(20,000)
Uttarakhand
(6,600)
Sikkim
(1,200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(300)
Karnataka
(200)
Delhi
(100)
Tripura
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Bihar (1,533,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,037,000)
  Chhattisgarh (479,000)
  Jharkhand (317,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (237,000)
  Maharashtra (229,000)
  West Bengal (101,000)
  Odisha (20,000)
  Uttarakhand (6,600)
  Sikkim (1,200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (300)
  Karnataka (200)
  Delhi (100)
  Tripura (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,111,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(608,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(317,000)
Maithili
(171,000)
Marathi
(156,000)
Bengali
(112,000)
Magahi
(94,000)
Awadhi
(62,000)
Kanauji
(23,000)
Odia
(17,000)
Angika
(10,000)
Bagheli
(8,000)
Bundeli
(5,200)
Nimadi
(5,000)
Garhwali
(2,800)
Surjapuri
(2,700)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (2,111,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (608,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (317,000)
  Maithili (171,000)
  Marathi (156,000)
  Bengali (112,000)
  Magahi (94,000)
  Awadhi (62,000)
  Kanauji (23,000)
  Odia (17,000)
  Angika (10,000)
  Bagheli (8,000)
  Bundeli (5,200)
  Nimadi (5,000)
  Garhwali (2,800)
  Surjapuri (2,700)
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 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)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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