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

The word "Khairar" relates to the word catechu, an extract of the Acacia tree used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. Khairwar formerly gathered this extract as their vocation, and today are mostly involved with some aspect of farming. The majority are not land owners, however. They have not emphasized sending their children to school because of their poor economic situation. They worship Surya as their family deity, and also worship their ancestors. Kali is their village deity. Regional deities include Durga and Bajrangbali.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

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 Focus

A few of the Khairwar have reported themselves to the census of India. This is an encouraging development. 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 farm land of their own.


Scripture Prayers for the Khairwar in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Khairwar
People Name in Country Khairwar
Population this Country 488,000
Population all Countries 489,000
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
151,000
Assam
108,000
Chhattisgarh
89,000
Madhya Pradesh
89,000
Odisha
28,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Tripura
4,200
Maharashtra
2,300
Bihar
1,100
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Arunachal Pradesh
600
Delhi
400
Uttarakhand
300
Meghalaya
200
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 151,000
  Assam 108,000
  Chhattisgarh 89,000
  Madhya Pradesh 89,000
  Odisha 28,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Tripura 4,200
  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  (1809-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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


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