Khavar in India

The Khavar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Barad Unknown
Bhatti Unknown
Chavan Unknown
Chavda Unknown
Makvana Unknown
Parmar Unknown
Solanki Unknown
Zala Unknown

Introduction

The name Khawas, or Khavar, means "important". The important and loyal servants of the rulers and lesser chiefs of the pre-independence period were known as khaas people, who later formed a caste by the name Khawas. They have eight subdivisions and several clans. They claim to be Rajputs because of their close association with royal families. People from other castes can be admitted into their caste for a nominal fee. The Khavar are Hindu and follow the Vaishanav sect. Every clan has its own deity, which is placated by a shaman. In addition, their ancestors are placated on a specified festival day.


Ministry Obstacles

The government of Gujarat has a history of persecuting Christians and other minority groups. An anti-conversion law makes church planting difficult to do legally.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps some youth of the Khavar community will discover Christian music and videos on the internet and will listen and view with understanding which the Lord will grant to them. Please pray this may occur, and soon.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus today among the Khavar people. However, we can pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers to help those who will someday come to be his disciples.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Khavar caste will not be proud, not important in their own eyes. Pride is a deadly sin and often prevents a humble acceptance of God's gifts.


Scripture Prayers for the Khavar in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khavar
People Name in Country Khavar
World Population 145,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chokri, Gnathi Rajput, Gola, Goli, Hajuri, Khavan, Khavasan, Khawar, Khawas, Lunda, Rajput Khawas, Vadharan, Vajir, खावार
People ID 17163
ROP3 Code 112515
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Khavar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 8
  Barad 0
  Bhatti 0
  Chavan 0
  Chavda 0
  Makvana 0
  Parmar 0
  Solanki 0
  Zala 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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 5
Largest States
Gujarat
141,000
West Bengal
3,300
Tripura
600
Maharashtra
200
Daman and Diu
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat 141,000
  West Bengal 3,300
  Tripura 600
  Maharashtra 200
  Daman and Diu 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (134,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,500
Bengali
3,600
Marathi
1,600
Konkani
30
Primary Language Gujarati (134,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,500
  Bengali 3,600
  Marathi 1,600
  Konkani 30
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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