Kasar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
759,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In West Bengal in India the Kansari speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. They believe in monogamy. Marriage is arranged by discussion. Divorce is discouraged. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home on the death of the father. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Bell metal work is the traditional work but many now work in agriculture. A regional association looks after them. They are Hindus and are educated.

In Orissa, the Kansari make images of Hindu gods. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have a caste council to look after them.

In Gujarat, the Kansari work in making metal utensils. They are vegetarians and speak Gujarati.

In Maharashtra, the Kansari speak Gujarati, read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians.

In Madhya Pradesh divorce is allowed among them. They speak Hindi, read and write in Devanagari and are vegetarians.

In Goa, the Kansari are not vegetarians and they work in business and service. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.

In Bihar, they make utensils and speak Magahi and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Kansari Association and Council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Kansari to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kasar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 759,000
World Population 765,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16 to 19
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achari, Balagara, Balegara, Bogam, Bogar, Bogara Jaen, Bogara Jain, Jamera, Kanchara, Kanchari, Kanchera, Kanchigar, Kanchori, Kanchugar, Kanchugara, Kancugara, Kangsbanik, Kanisan, Kansai, Kansar, Kansara, Kansari, Kanskar, Kasera, Katansar, Katesan, Katesar, Kesara Jain, Musaplu, Musarlu, Otkar, Pattamkatti, Tamar, Tambat, Tambatkar, Tamer, Tamera, Tamrakar, Tamraokar, Thathera, Thetra, Tinda, Twasta Kasar, कसर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17110
ROP3 Code 112453
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
(167,000)
Telangana
(107,000)
Odisha
(101,000)
West Bengal
(94,000)
Bihar
(94,000)
Karnataka
(89,000)
Gujarat
(36,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(32,000)
Chhattisgarh
(20,000)
Jharkhand
(11,000)
Tamil Nadu
(3,300)
Uttar Pradesh
(2,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,000)
Goa
(500)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(300)
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 19
  Maharashtra (167,000)
  Telangana (107,000)
  Odisha (101,000)
  West Bengal (94,000)
  Bihar (94,000)
  Karnataka (89,000)
  Gujarat (36,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (32,000)
  Chhattisgarh (20,000)
  Jharkhand (11,000)
  Tamil Nadu (3,300)
  Uttar Pradesh (2,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,000)
  Goa (500)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(109,000)
Telugu
(102,000)
Kannada
(101,000)
Odia
(87,000)
Bengali
(81,000)
Gujarati
(37,000)
Bhojpuri
(32,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(16,000)
Magahi
(15,000)
Ahirani
(3,800)
Konkani
(3,200)
Maithili
(2,900)
Khandesi
(2,500)
Malvi
(1,500)
Tamil
(1,000)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (109,000)
  Telugu (102,000)
  Kannada (101,000)
  Odia (87,000)
  Bengali (81,000)
  Gujarati (37,000)
  Bhojpuri (32,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
  Magahi (15,000)
  Ahirani (3,800)
  Konkani (3,200)
  Maithili (2,900)
  Khandesi (2,500)
  Malvi (1,500)
  Tamil (1,000)
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.65 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.33 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source First Assembly of God, St. Joseph, MI 
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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