Karwal in India

Joshua Project has identified the Karwal only in India
Population
33,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Karwal people claim to have Rajput origins. Their name is derived from the word karol, meaning sickle, which is associated with their traditional occupation of hunting.


Where Are they Located?

Though they may have originated in Rajasthan, today they live in Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Karwal people have monogamous marriages which are officiated by Brahmin priests. They marry as adults. Their women are restricted to traditional household jobs, though they contribute to the family income.

Their men work as government employees, weavers, or agricultural workers, though a good number of them distill liquor for a living.

Traditional councils regulate their social affairs at the village level. This council is lead by someone who is elected by a voice vote. Social problems related to adultery, divorce, and inter-family disputes can lead to offenders being given physical punishment or excommunicated.

The Karwal people have their own folk-tales. Women sing folk songs at special occasions of birth and marriage and during Holi.
They are favorable to formal education, and their boys sometimes even achieve a college education. Their girls, however, have a low literacy rate.

Though they live in villages, the Karwal people have contact with the rest of the world through radio and cinema. They use the public roads and railroads to move about.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Karwal people are 100 Hindu. They worship Durga and Kali as family deities and Ram as a village deity.


What Are Their Needs?

On a spiritual level, they need to hear the gospel. This is difficult since they live in a part of India where only one in 1,000 professes Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Karwal people to be introduced to Jesus through Christian radio broadcasts, the JESUS Film, and through Christ's ambassadors.

* Pray for Christians to provide them with girl's schools.


People Name General Karwal
People Name in Country Karwal
Population in India 33,000
World Population 33,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhuiya, Dom, Gaur, Karual, Karva, Karwalnut, Uriya, कार्वाल
People ID 17107
ROP3 Code 112450
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (32,000) Bihar (600) Uttarakhand (400)
Maharashtra (60)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Uttar Pradesh (32,000) Bihar (600)
Uttarakhand (400) Maharashtra (60)

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Primary Language: Hindi (28,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (1,200) Awadhi (600) Kanauji (600)
Bhojpuri (400) Garhwali (200) Kumaoni (80)
Primary Language: Hindi (28,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (1,200) Awadhi (600)
Kanauji (600) Bhojpuri (400)
Garhwali (200) Kumaoni (80)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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