Khavar in India

The Khavar have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

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.

The Khavar people live in Gujarat and speak Gujarati.


What Are Their Lives Like?

People from other castes can be admitted into their caste for a nominal fee.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khavar people need spiritual hunger to seek and find the only savior. They need workers.


Prayer Points

Please pray the Khavar people 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.

Pray for their elders to have dreams and visions of Jesus Christ that will draw them to the throne of grace.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Khavar people.

Pray for persecution of Christians in Gujarat to stop so that the people there will be free to turn to Jesus.


Scripture Prayers for the Khavar in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khavar
People Name in Country Khavar
Alternate Names Chokri; Gnathi Rajput; Gola; Goli; Hajuri; Khavan; Khavasan; Khawar; Khawas; Lunda; Rajput Khawas; Vadharan; Vajir; खावार
Population this Country 174,000
Population all Countries 174,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 17163
ROP3 Code 112515
ROP25 Code 303966
ROP25 Name Khavar
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Gujarat
168,000
West Bengal
4,000
Tripura
700
Maharashtra
300
Daman and Diu
70
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat 168,000
  West Bengal 4,000
  Tripura 700
  Maharashtra 300
  Daman and Diu 70
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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