Khangar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Khangar (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Khangar community is a clan of Indian origin. The word "Khangar" means "sword
bearer." They are believed to be bold. They are classed as a scheduled caste in Madya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This status is given to lower castes who have been depressed for along period of time. This new status gives them government jobs and reserved seats in legislature, among other opportunities.


Where Are they Located?

Khangar people are located in Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Khangar speak local dialects, Hindi, and write in Devangari.

The main work of the Khangar is agriculture. In Madya Pradesh, weaving has been the primary work though many have turned to other things, as cloth and cosmetic selling, manufacturing and tailor work, yielding higher profits. Most Khangar own some land, but in Bihar they usually have no land, and work as farm laborers, government workers, and construction laborers.

They have political leaders at village level. Khangar people have traditional caste councils. They deal with lesser civil and criminal matters.

Literacy is lower than the national average, particularly in Bihar where girls are not sent to school. They plan their families, use modern medicines, and development programs, except in Bihar.

They eat chicken, pork and fish, but not beef, because of their Hindu religion. They also eat wheat, rice, seasonal vegetables, milk products, and fruit.

They marry partners from their own groups. Marriages are arranged by relatives. Adult marriages are more common, but child marriages are common in Rajasthan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Khangar people are 99.98 percent Hindu. They worship family, clan and regional gods and goddesses, and their ancestors. They bring in sorcerers and witchdoctors, whom they believe will expel evil spirits. Brahmin priests cremate the dead, and they have birth and death pollution periods. They celebrate Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

Central India remains a pioneer mission field, but outreach, response, and persecution are increasing, reflecting persecution levels.

Khangar people are generally poor and have many physical and spiritual needs.

Their greatest need is for their Savior.

Although many visual and audio Bible resources are available in the Hindi language, fear blocks opportunities among these people.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Khangar people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them, and false deities that weigh them down, causing them to live in fear.

* Pray that as they celebrate many Hindu festivals, the Holy Spirit of the one true God will enable them to celebrate His reconciliation – His full payment of the penalty for their sins.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/khangar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/khangar_(community)


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Khangar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Khangar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 353,000
World Population 353,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Batwalo, Kangar, Kangara, Kangera, Kangigar, Kangiwala, Kangra, Khamgara, Khanghera, Kshatriya Kangar, Kshatriya Khangar, Mandal, Mirdha, खांगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17151
ROP3 Code 112501
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
188,000
Uttar Pradesh
139,000
Rajasthan
9,600
Odisha
7,800
Chhattisgarh
3,400
Maharashtra
3,200
Jharkhand
700
Bihar
700
Delhi
100
Chandigarh
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Madhya Pradesh 188,000
  Uttar Pradesh 139,000
  Rajasthan 9,600
  Odisha 7,800
  Chhattisgarh 3,400
  Maharashtra 3,200
  Jharkhand 700
  Bihar 700
  Delhi 100
  Chandigarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (307,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bundeli
22,000
Odia
7,700
Dhundari
3,400
Haroti: Harauti
1,800
Chhattisgarhi
1,800
Kanauji
1,200
Marathi
400
Awadhi
300
Angika
300
Malvi
200
Marwari
200
Bhojpuri
200
Nimadi
100
Ahirani
100
Konkani
50
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (307,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bundeli 22,000
  Odia 7,700
  Dhundari 3,400
  Haroti: Harauti 1,800
  Chhattisgarhi 1,800
  Kanauji 1,200
  Marathi 400
  Awadhi 300
  Angika 300
  Malvi 200
  Marwari 200
  Bhojpuri 200
  Nimadi 100
  Ahirani 100
  Konkani 50
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 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 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
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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