Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Kunchband 23,000
Giarah 2,700
Pattharkat 2,600
Jallad 2,300
Rachhband 1,000
Jat Kanjar Unknown
Kuchband Unknown

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)
World Population 209,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 7
  Kunchband 23,000
  Giarah 2,700
  Pattharkat 2,600
  Jallad 2,300
  Rachhband 1,000
  Jat Kanjar 0
  Kuchband 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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
122,000
Rajasthan
43,000
Madhya Pradesh
17,000
Delhi
7,900
Uttarakhand
3,300
Bihar
2,700
Maharashtra
2,500
West Bengal
2,400
Jharkhand
2,100
Chhattisgarh
900
Odisha
900
Chandigarh
500
Karnataka
200
Telangana
100
Gujarat
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
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 122,000
  Rajasthan 43,000
  Madhya Pradesh 17,000
  Delhi 7,900
  Uttarakhand 3,300
  Bihar 2,700
  Maharashtra 2,500
  West Bengal 2,400
  Jharkhand 2,100
  Chhattisgarh 900
  Odisha 900
  Chandigarh 500
  Karnataka 200
  Telangana 100
  Gujarat 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (123,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanjari
16,000
Awadhi
16,000
Kanauji
15,000
Mewari
8,700
Bhojpuri
6,500
Dhundari
3,500
Merwari
2,600
Marwari
2,400
Bengali
2,300
Bundeli
1,300
Kumaoni
1,000
Shekhawati
1,000
Malvi
900
Odia
800
Chhattisgarhi
700
Primary Language Hindi (123,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanjari 16,000
  Awadhi 16,000
  Kanauji 15,000
  Mewari 8,700
  Bhojpuri 6,500
  Dhundari 3,500
  Merwari 2,600
  Marwari 2,400
  Bengali 2,300
  Bundeli 1,300
  Kumaoni 1,000
  Shekhawati 1,000
  Malvi 900
  Odia 800
  Chhattisgarhi 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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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