Kirar in India

The Kirar have only been reported in India
Population
873,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kirar of India work in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice and jowar for cereals.

The Kirar in Rajasthan speak Brajbhasa and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They have child marriages and are monogamous. Sons inherit the property. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. The dead are cremated. Some work in business, some are teachers and some do government office work as well as many doing the usual agricultural work. Local councils with a leader settle disputes. They are Hindus.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Kirar speak Hindi and Marathi. Cross-cousin marriages are not allowed. Child marriages are no longer preferred. They are landowners.

In Maharashtra, the Kirar cremate the married when dead while those who are not married are buried. Some of them are in professional work. Education and family planning are looked on favorably by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that leaders of the councils will come to salvation and lead others of the Kirar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Kirar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kirar
People Name in Country Kirar
Population in India 873,000
World Population 873,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dhakar, Karod, Kerat, Kirad, Kirod, किरार
People ID 17194
ROP3 Code 112557
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kirar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 7
Largest Subgroups
Dhakar
26,000
Karod
26,000
Chauria
25,000
Dhakad
2,300
Karan
2,300
Vidura
2,300
Choria
1,700
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kirar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 7
  Dhakar 26,000
  Karod 26,000
  Chauria 25,000
  Dhakad 2,300
  Karan 2,300
  Vidura 2,300
  Choria 1,700
Country India
Region South Asia
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
Madhya Pradesh
710,000
Rajasthan
70,000
Uttar Pradesh
66,000
Maharashtra
26,000
Chhattisgarh
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
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
  Madhya Pradesh 710,000
  Rajasthan 70,000
  Uttar Pradesh 66,000
  Maharashtra 26,000
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (776,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bundeli
33,000
Haroti: Harauti
23,000
Marathi
16,000
Dhundari
9,800
Braj Bhasha
5,600
Malvi
2,900
Chhattisgarhi
200
Mewari: Khairari
100
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (776,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bundeli 33,000
  Haroti: Harauti 23,000
  Marathi 16,000
  Dhundari 9,800
  Braj Bhasha 5,600
  Malvi 2,900
  Chhattisgarhi 200
  Mewari: Khairari 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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