Halalkhor (Muslim traditions) in India

The Halalkhor (Muslim traditions) have only been reported 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

Their name comes from two words:halal and khor meaning "those who eat halal food." The Halalkhor people are descendants of the Hindu Bhangi people who converted to Islam. The Halalkor people have low status. They are trying to gain scheduled caste status which is a large step higher. This is not likely to happen because they are not Hindus. They live in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh they speak many dialects of Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Halhalkhor are sweepers and scavengers by tradition. This gives them very low status. In Bihar the Halalkhor are sweepers and they speak in several dialects. Many have migrated to other parts of India and work as day laborers. The Halhalkhor have caste councils who judge their community disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are both Shia and Sunni Muslims among them and these two groups intermarry, which is unusual anywhere in the world. They fear and serve Allah who does not provide payment of the penalty for their sins and will never ensure them eternal life.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to find their worth and dignity through a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Halhalkhor people dreams and visions leading them put their trust in the only Savior.
Pray that they will find their dignity and worth in Jesus.
Pray that they will soon find their way out of poverty and misery. Pray for intercessors and workers among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Halalkhor (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halalkhor (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Halalkhor (Muslim traditions)
Alternate Names Halaikhor; हललखोर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 4,400
Population all Countries 4,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17550
ROP3 Code 112973
ROP25 Code 302940
ROP25 Name Halalkhor
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
4,100
Jharkhand
300
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh 4,100
  Jharkhand 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (3,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sadri
90
Primary Language Urdu (3,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sadri 90
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

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Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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