Kharwar in India


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Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Chero 21,000
Daulatbandi 21,000
Parbandi 21,000
Surajbansi 21,000
Kadma 1,000
Ganju 400
Manjhia 400
Chirkutta Unknown
Dudhbandhi Unknown
Paliha Unknown

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.

Kharwar come from the family of Dravidians. Some Kharwar say they are from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. The Indian government classes them as a scheduled tribe.


Where Are they Located?

Kharwar also live in Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are features that distinguish the Kharmar tribe from others. They have a normal appearance, but are different in complexion. They tend to keep to themselves and they are not influenced by modern society.

Unlike most tribes, Kharwar people do not have a language of their own, but they speak Hindi, and they are not well educated. The surnames they use include Singh, Kharwar and Mandal.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Hindu in religion. They worship most of the Hindu gods like Shiva, Vishnu and Rama. They celebrate Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

Bible visual, audio, and written resources exist in the Hindi language, but Kharwar people remain unreached.

They need to understand that the Creator of all that they worship loves them and has made provision for them to live with Him eternally.

Kharwar people need the privilege of education to improve their quality of life and opportunity.


Prayer Points

* Pray urgently for the Lord to thrust out workers to bring His Word to the Kharwar people.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to equip, empower, protect, and guide these laborers to bear fruit that will last: rapidly multiplying disciples and household churches that lead to a Church Planting Movement (CPM).
* Ask the Holy Spirit to raise up harvesters from within the CPM that will be sent out to other unreached people groups until there is no place left in Kharwar where Christ is not preached, known, lived, and worshiped.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Kharwar
People Name in Country Kharwar
Population in India 517,000
World Population 526,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Bihari, Ganjhu, खारवार
People ID 17158
ROP3 Code 112508
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kharwar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 11
  Chero 21,000
  Daulatbandi 21,000
  Parbandi 21,000
  Surajbansi 21,000
  Kadma 1,000
  Ganju 400
  Manjhia 400
  Chirkutta 0
  Dudhbandhi 0
  Paliha 0
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 11
Largest States
Jharkhand
248,000
Bihar
126,000
Uttar Pradesh
118,000
West Bengal
20,000
Odisha
2,300
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Uttarakhand
500
Madhya Pradesh
200
Tripura
100
Mizoram
100
Andaman and Nicobar
40
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 11
  Jharkhand 248,000
  Bihar 126,000
  Uttar Pradesh 118,000
  West Bengal 20,000
  Odisha 2,300
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Uttarakhand 500
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Tripura 100
  Mizoram 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (359,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
64,000
Angika
31,000
Magahi
29,000
Bengali
13,000
Santhali
11,000
Odia
1,700
Chhattisgarhi
1,200
Bagheli
900
Marathi
800
Punjabi, Eastern
600
Sadri
500
Kharia
500
Nepali
400
Kanauji
400
Kurux
400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (359,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 64,000
  Angika 31,000
  Magahi 29,000
  Bengali 13,000
  Santhali 11,000
  Odia 1,700
  Chhattisgarhi 1,200
  Bagheli 900
  Marathi 800
  Punjabi, Eastern 600
  Sadri 500
  Kharia 500
  Nepali 400
  Kanauji 400
  Kurux 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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.60 %
Islam
0.13 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
4.10 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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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