Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 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

According to ancient Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to the Indian caste system. Indian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging Kumhar. They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel. Their name means makers of earthen pottery. The Kumhar can be found throughout India. They speak the languages of the areas where they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhar's livelihood is agriculture, animal husbandry and making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence by kumbhkal, or pot making. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work. They are highly spiritual, honest, and hard working. For the most part, Kumhar farmers work on land owned by higher castes. They are given a portion of the crops at harvest time.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, the destroyer god and Goddess Mother Mata.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need to learn new job skills. They need good schools for their children. Education is a challenge for the Kumhar since many of them lead nomadic lives. Children often quit school after a few years to help their parents earn a living. The Kumhar frequently lack access to modern medicine and clean water.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger for the Kumhar community that will lead them to Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Kumhar this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out teams of workers to help the Kumhar people with their spiritual and physical needs.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-05-18
People Name General Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Population this Country 18,281,000
Population all Countries 18,716,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 366
Alternate Names Ahitant; Aiton; Chakbains; Chejara; Gamar; Ghatakarpur; Ghumal; Ghumar; Ghumiar; Ghurmar; Handa Kummar; Kalam Chettiar; Keer; Kembatti; Khumbhakar; Kir; Komar; Kosavan; Kulal; Kulala; Kulalan; Kulalar; Kumar; Kumbakar; Kumbaniga; Kumbar; Kumbara; Kumbaran; Kumbarar; Kumbhakar; Kumbhar; Kumbhara; Kumbhi; Kumbli; Kumbrani; Kumhar; Kumhar Kshatriya; Kumiar; Kumiar Ahitan; Kummara; Kummaravallu; Kummari; Kumor; Kumore; Kumrao; Kusavan; Kusavar; Kusawan; Kusuvan; Kuyanar; Kuyavan; Kuyavar; Langotra; Lehri; Maghaiya; Malari; Mannadiar; Maru; Moolya; Narhia; Odari; Pal; Parjapat; Prajapat; Prajapati; Rudraban; Rudrabans; Rudrapal; Salivaganan; Salivahana; Salivahanam; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Sohal; Somara; Takopatil; Taleopahil; Vadari; Vellar; Wadiyar; कुम्हार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
3,862,000
Rajasthan
2,398,000
Bihar
1,456,000
West Bengal
1,265,000
Gujarat
1,233,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,164,000
Odisha
1,061,000
Andhra Pradesh
949,000
Maharashtra
945,000
Jharkhand
829,000
Telangana
526,000
Karnataka
502,000
Haryana
478,000
Punjab
363,000
Delhi
327,000
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 3,862,000
  Rajasthan 2,398,000
  Bihar 1,456,000
  West Bengal 1,265,000
  Gujarat 1,233,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,164,000
  Odisha 1,061,000
  Andhra Pradesh 949,000
  Maharashtra 945,000
  Jharkhand 829,000
  Telangana 526,000
  Karnataka 502,000
  Haryana 478,000
  Punjab 363,000
  Delhi 327,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (6,708,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 76
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
1,310,000
Bengali
1,046,000
Gujarati
976,000
Bhojpuri
867,000
Odia
777,000
Marathi
651,000
Marwari
500,000
Punjabi, Eastern
321,000
Kannada
318,000
Dhundari
266,000
Tamil
208,000
Chhattisgarhi
198,000
Mewari
189,000
Awadhi
158,000
Maithili
154,000
Primary Language Hindi (6,708,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 76
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 1,310,000
  Bengali 1,046,000
  Gujarati 976,000
  Bhojpuri 867,000
  Odia 777,000
  Marathi 651,000
  Marwari 500,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 321,000
  Kannada 318,000
  Dhundari 266,000
  Tamil 208,000
  Chhattisgarhi 198,000
  Mewari 189,000
  Awadhi 158,000
  Maithili 154,000
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  (1835-2012)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.90 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Yann Forget - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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