Khas in India


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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Khas in India.


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 this Country 61,000
Population all Countries 81,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput; Khasa; Khasha; खास
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
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 3
Largest States
Sikkim
58,000
West Bengal
1,900
Tripura
1,200
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 3
  Sikkim 58,000
  West Bengal 1,900
  Tripura 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (59,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
3,400
Bengali
1,400
Tibetan, Central
30
Primary Language Nepali (59,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 3,400
  Bengali 1,400
  Tibetan, Central 30
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  (1914-2012)
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 Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali 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 New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
10.79 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.98 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
79.31 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.91 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Mahalaxmi Silwal - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more