Khairwar in India


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

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Introduction / History

The word "Khairar" relates to the word catechu, an extract of the Acacia tree used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. They have many clans and are classified as a scheduled caste. They do not have high status in Hindu society.

Most of the Khariwar people live in various parts of India, but a small number are in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Khairwar formerly gathered this extract as their vocation, and today are mostly involved with some aspect of farming. The majority are not landowners, however. They supplement their food source with hunting and fishing. They have not emphasized sending their children to school because of their poor economic situation.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship Surya as their family deity, and also worship their ancestors. Kali is their village deity. Regional deities include Durga and Bajrangbali.


What Are Their Needs?

The worldview of Hinduism and animism is very different than that of the Christian Bible. It usually requires much time to understand and process a presentation that is so different than what a person has ever known. Perhaps the Lord will send workers especially skilled at telling stories from scripture. Oral presentations of the gospel are likely to be essential in communicating effectively to people with low literacy levels.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lord will send teachers and shepherds (pastors) to help them become firmly established in the faith. They need our prayer support.

Please pray the Khairwar people will be able to improve their standard of living, with rising literacy rates and better employment opportunities. Pray that some will be able to purchase farmland of their own.


Scripture Prayers for the Khairwar in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kharwar


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Khairwar
People Name in Country Khairwar
Population this Country 497,000
Population all Countries 498,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Kaira; Kathakar; Khai; Khaira; Khairah; Khairaha; Kharwar; Kherwar; Khirwar; Konda; Roy; खैरवार
People ID 17157
ROP3 Code 112507
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
152,000
Assam
109,000
Chhattisgarh
90,000
Madhya Pradesh
90,000
Odisha
29,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Tripura
4,300
Maharashtra
2,300
Bihar
1,100
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Arunachal Pradesh
600
Delhi
400
Uttarakhand
300
Meghalaya
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 19
  West Bengal 152,000
  Assam 109,000
  Chhattisgarh 90,000
  Madhya Pradesh 90,000
  Odisha 29,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Tripura 4,300
  Maharashtra 2,300
  Bihar 1,100
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Arunachal Pradesh 600
  Delhi 400
  Uttarakhand 300
  Meghalaya 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (136,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
113,000
Assamese
75,000
Khirwar
44,000
Odia
26,000
Chhattisgarhi
14,000
Angika
4,300
Bundeli
2,600
Marathi
1,400
Gondi, Northern
500
Bagheli
200
Korwa
100
Kumaoni
100
Gujarati
100
Kurux
80
Kannada
50
Primary Language Bengali (136,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 113,000
  Assamese 75,000
  Khirwar 44,000
  Odia 26,000
  Chhattisgarhi 14,000
  Angika 4,300
  Bundeli 2,600
  Marathi 1,400
  Gondi, Northern 500
  Bagheli 200
  Korwa 100
  Kumaoni 100
  Gujarati 100
  Kurux 80
  Kannada 50
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.23 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.64 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.07 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more