Khas in India


Population
68,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali. Wikipedia tells us that the term "Khas" is now obsolete, as they identify more with other forward (privileged) caste communities, especially the Chhetri.


Where Are they Located?

The Khas people live in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It is very difficult to grow crops or keep livestock in the high altitude people face in northeastern India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khas people are Hindus, but they blend this religion with Buddhist elements.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khas people need the chance to earn a good living in the high mountains of northeastern India, where opportunities are scarce.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Khas people.
* Please pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.
* Pray that the Khas people will be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ wherever they live in South Asia.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khas_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Population in India 68,000
World Population 85,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput, Khasa, Khasha, खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
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 3
Largest States
Sikkim
(65,000)
West Bengal
(1,600)
Tripura
(1,000)
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 3
  Sikkim (65,000)
  West Bengal (1,600)
  Tripura (1,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Nepali (62,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(3,200)
Bengali
(1,400)
Tibetan, Central
(40)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (62,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (3,200)
  Bengali (1,400)
  Tibetan, Central (40)
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Nepali 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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
14.60 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
77.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
3.35 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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