Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Per old 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. Ancient Indian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging Kumhar.
The Kumhar can be found throughout India by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat. They also live in nearby South Asian countries including Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots and agriculture. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence by kumbhkal, or pot making. They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. They are very honest, hardworking people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Goddess Mother (Mata). There is a higher percentage of them who are Christian in Sri Lanka than in other parts of South Asia.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kumhar need education and more support for their trade.


Prayer Points

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.


References

Shiv Raj Prajapati


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
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)
Population this Country 126,000
Population all Countries 19,265,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 17316
ROP3 Code 112696
ROP25 Code 304371
ROP25 Name Kumhar
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Sindh
112,000
Punjab
13,000
Balochistan
1,200
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Sindh 112,000
  Punjab 13,000
  Balochistan 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (67,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
39,000
Saraiki
12,000
Punjabi, Western
2,900
Kacchi
2,800
Marwari
2,000
Urdu
500
Primary Language Sindhi (67,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 39,000
  Saraiki 12,000
  Punjabi, Western 2,900
  Kacchi 2,800
  Marwari 2,000
  Urdu 500
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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 Joshua Project 
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