Khavar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Khavar only in India
Population
152,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khavar
People Name in Country Khavar
Population in India 152,000
World Population 152,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chokri, Gnathi Rajput, Gola, Goli, Hajuri, Khavan, Khavasan, Khawar, Khawas, Lunda, Rajput Khawas, Vadharan, Vajir, खावार
People ID 17163
ROP3 Code 112515
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Largest States
Gujarat (148,000) West Bengal (3,000) Tripura (600)
Maharashtra (200) Daman and Diu (60)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Gujarat (148,000) West Bengal (3,000)
Tripura (600) Maharashtra (200)
Daman and Diu (60)
Primary Language: Gujarati (137,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (5,700) Bengali (3,500) Konkani (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati (137,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (5,700) Bengali (3,500)
Konkani (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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