The Kandera are a mostly Hindu community in Rajasthan State in India.
The Kandera are found mainly in Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur and Sawai Madhopur districts.
The community is historically associated with the occupation of cotton ginning. In the local language, Rajasthani, the word "kani" means cotton, and a "kandera" means someone who works with cotton. Like many groups in Rajasthan, they claim Rajput ancestry. According to their traditions, their ancestor, a Kanakpal Singh had a falling out with Alaudin Khilji, the Muslim ruler of North India. He was defeated by the Sultan. Many members of his clan accepted Islam, and took up the occupation of cotton ginning.
Their native dialect is Braj Bhasa. The community are divided into thirty-six clans, and they practice clan exogamy, meaning they only marry outside their clan. There is no intermarriage between between Muslim and Hindu groups. They are a landless community, and live by cotton ginning and making quilt and pillows.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kandera in India.
1. People of India - Rajasthan, Vol. XXXVIII Part 2, B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas, eds. pp 489-493.
|Profile Source: Wikipedia / Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kandera|
|People Name in Country||Kandera|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dhuna; Dhunia; Dhunnewala; Karan; Penja; Pinjara; कंदरा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (17,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|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||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|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|