Kharwar in India


Population
531,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In the state of Madya Pradesh in India, there are many tribal peoples that play a part in Indian culture. One of them is the Kharwar and most anthropologists agree they are one of the primitive tribes in India. The term Kharwar means grass and it has been said that they never destroy grass.

The Kharwar come from the family of Dravidians. Some Kharwar say they are from the Suryavanshi Rajputs.

There are features that distinguish a Kharmar tribe from others. They have a normal physique but are different in complexion. They tend to keep to themselves and are introverts. They are not influenced by modern society. (So Christians are going to have to win their trust here).

Unlike most tribes, the Kharwar do not have a language of their own. They are not well educated. (The need here to give the gospel message in oral form also).

The Kharwar also live in Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The Indian government classes them as a Scheduled Tribe.

The surnames they use include Singh, Kharwar and Mandal. They speak in Hindi and they are mainly Hindu in religion.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/kharwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kharwar


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kharwar
People Name in Country Kharwar
Population in India 531,000
World Population 540,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bihari, Ganjhu, खारवार
People ID 17158
ROP3 Code 112508
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 11
Largest States
Jharkhand
(264,000)
Bihar
(126,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(118,000)
West Bengal
(20,000)
Odisha
(1,700)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Mizoram
(100)
Tripura
(100)
Andaman and Nicobar
(30)
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 11
  Jharkhand (264,000)
  Bihar (126,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (118,000)
  West Bengal (20,000)
  Odisha (1,700)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Mizoram (100)
  Tripura (100)
  Andaman and Nicobar (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (392,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(64,000)
Magahi
(29,000)
Santhali
(24,000)
Bengali
(18,000)
Odia
(1,200)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,200)
Bagheli
(900)
Marathi
(800)
Punjabi, Eastern
(600)
Sadri
(600)
Nepali
(600)
Mal Paharia
(500)
Ho
(500)
Kharia
(500)
Kanauji
(400)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (392,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (64,000)
  Magahi (29,000)
  Santhali (24,000)
  Bengali (18,000)
  Odia (1,200)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,200)
  Bagheli (900)
  Marathi (800)
  Punjabi, Eastern (600)
  Sadri (600)
  Nepali (600)
  Mal Paharia (500)
  Ho (500)
  Kharia (500)
  Kanauji (400)
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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.79 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.29 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
3.75 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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