The Khumra live in India in the Rohikhand region in the state of Uttar Pradesh where they have been given the status of Other Backward Classes which means they are socially and educationally disadvantaged. So the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They are Sunni Muslims and speak Urdu and Hindi.
The Khumra are traditionally involved with millstone manufacturing but now that has declined and many work as agricultural and industrial laborers. Only a few of them are landowners.
The Khumra are endogamous (meaning they prefer marriage between members of their group rather than marrying outside the group) and they intermarry. They believe in equality. They have Caste Councils that deal with disputes.
A few of the Khumra live in Haryana and work as weavers but most of the Haryana Khumra now live in Pakistan.
* Pray that God will give the Khumra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that as they read about Jesus in the Koran they will be encouraged to read the Bible and come to salvation too.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Punjabi, Eastern (80 speakers)|
|Language Code||pan Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Punjabi, Eastern|
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1818-1954)|
|New Testament||Yes (1815-2011)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1959-2002)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|