Kumhar (Sikh traditions) in India

The Kumhar (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
300,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In the Punjab of India among the Kumhar Hindus there are Sikhs as well. They speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi and Devanagari. Some are vegetarians and some are not vegetarians.

The Kumhar practice adult marriages. Divorce is not allowed. Sons inherit the property when the father dies with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

The Kumhar make earthen pots as their main work. They sell them to their neighbors. Some are in other work such as cultivation. The word Kumhar means maker of pots. They are called by the name Kumar too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Kumhar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kumhar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 300,000
World Population 300,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ahitant, Aiton, Ghatakarpur, Ghumiar, Ghurmar, Handa Kummar, Kalam Chettiar, Kir, Kulala, Kulalar, Kumar, Kumbaran, Kumbarar, Kumbhakar, Kumbhar, Kummara, Kummaravallu, Kumore, Kumrao, Kusavan, Kusavar, Kusawan, Kuyavar, Langotra, Lehri, Maru, Moolya, Narhia, Paul, Prajapat, Prajapati, Rudrabans, Rudrapal, Salivahana, Sohal, Takopatil, Wadiyar, कुम्हार (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18126
ROP3 Code 113632
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(244,000)
Haryana
(16,000)
Delhi
(9,400)
Rajasthan
(8,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(7,800)
Uttarakhand
(3,200)
Maharashtra
(2,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,700)
Jammu and Kashmir
(1,400)
Chandigarh
(800)
Himachal Pradesh
(600)
West Bengal
(600)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Gujarat
(500)
Jharkhand
(500)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (244,000)
  Haryana (16,000)
  Delhi (9,400)
  Rajasthan (8,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (7,800)
  Uttarakhand (3,200)
  Maharashtra (2,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,700)
  Jammu and Kashmir (1,400)
  Chandigarh (800)
  Himachal Pradesh (600)
  West Bengal (600)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Gujarat (500)
  Jharkhand (500)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (256,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(35,000)
Bagri
(5,100)
Haryanvi
(1,100)
Marwari
(400)
Kumaoni
(200)
Kangri
(100)
Shekhawati
(90)
Garhwali
(80)
Dogri
(20)
Bilaspuri
(20)
Mandeali
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (256,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (35,000)
  Bagri (5,100)
  Haryanvi (1,100)
  Marwari (400)
  Kumaoni (200)
  Kangri (100)
  Shekhawati (90)
  Garhwali (80)
  Dogri (20)
  Bilaspuri (20)
  Mandeali (10)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 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 Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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