Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

They were labeled a "criminal tribe" during colonial rule, branded as such by their fellow countrymen, and today they have been called the "most despicable" of all the people in India. Given the vast number of people groups in this huge country, this is quite a condemnation!


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kanjars earned this poor reputation among their peers by prostituting their women and engaging in a variety of other illegal and illicit activities. They have earned a bad reputation in God's eyes by choosing to worship Bhavani and the goddess Prabha. They also invoke the powers of a "protector-exorcist" known as Syaanaa to keep evil spirits at bay, and regularly pay homage to their ancestors through prayer and the consumption of alcoholic beverages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Despite these behaviors, God loves the Kanjar people. He sent His only Son so that they could believe in Him and have everlasting Life. Jesus died on the cross in order to rescue the Kanjars from the dominion of darkness and lead them into the Kingdom of God. Have the Kanjars heard this good news? Do they know that God desires to have relationship with them? Who will tell them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in India.

Pray for the Kanjar people to be reached with the gospel.
Pray for the Word of God to be preached and demonstrated in such a way that they will be set free from their bondage to demons and self-destruction.
Pray for the Kanjars to realize their true identity in Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-28
People Name General Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 246,000
Population all Countries 251,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Baid; Bhain; Chhara; Gehar Kanjar; Ghiara; Giarah; Kachhanda; Kanchan; Kanjar; Kanjarbhat; Kanjari; Kanjhar; Kanjia; Kanjir; Kanjirbhat; Kanmaliya; Khanjarbhat; Khanjiman; Kuchbandhia; Kuchbandiya; Kunjagaru; Kuswadiya; Lahid; Lodyar; Lolyar; Marriya; Nat; Pacheya; Pachyeya; Patharkat; Patharkat Kanjar; Patharkat Kunjar; Patharkut; Patharkut Kanjar; Patharkute; Pattharchera; Pattharkat; Sanda; Sangtarash; Sirikipal; Sirkiband; Sunkar; Thawai; Uthwar; कंज़र (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17081
ROP3 Code 112420
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
135,000
Rajasthan
63,000
Madhya Pradesh
21,000
Delhi
12,000
Uttarakhand
5,500
Bihar
3,200
Maharashtra
2,900
Odisha
1,100
Chandigarh
600
West Bengal
500
Jharkhand
500
Karnataka
200
Telangana
200
Gujarat
100
Chhattisgarh
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Uttar Pradesh 135,000
  Rajasthan 63,000
  Madhya Pradesh 21,000
  Delhi 12,000
  Uttarakhand 5,500
  Bihar 3,200
  Maharashtra 2,900
  Odisha 1,100
  Chandigarh 600
  West Bengal 500
  Jharkhand 500
  Karnataka 200
  Telangana 200
  Gujarat 100
  Chhattisgarh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (141,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanjari
13,000
Awadhi
13,000
Kanauji
11,000
Mewari
9,200
Marwari
4,400
Bhojpuri
3,400
Dhundari
3,000
Bundeli
2,400
Punjabi, Eastern
1,800
Kumaoni
1,800
Malvi
1,700
Garhwali
1,100
Shekhawati
1,100
Braj Bhasha
1,000
Odia
800
Primary Language Hindi (141,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanjari 13,000
  Awadhi 13,000
  Kanauji 11,000
  Mewari 9,200
  Marwari 4,400
  Bhojpuri 3,400
  Dhundari 3,000
  Bundeli 2,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,800
  Kumaoni 1,800
  Malvi 1,700
  Garhwali 1,100
  Shekhawati 1,100
  Braj Bhasha 1,000
  Odia 800
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.80 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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