Kumhar (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kumhar (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
315,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 315,000
World Population 315,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 23
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (254,000) Haryana (17,000) Delhi (11,000)
Rajasthan (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (8,200) Maharashtra (3,400)
Uttarakhand (3,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,700) Jammu and Kashmir (1,400)
Chandigarh (900) Himachal Pradesh (700) Jharkhand (700)
West Bengal (700) Chhattisgarh (600) Gujarat (500)
Bihar (300) Odisha (200) Telangana (80)
Karnataka (70) Tamil Nadu (60)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 23  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (254,000) Haryana (17,000)
Delhi (11,000) Rajasthan (11,000)
Uttar Pradesh (8,200) Maharashtra (3,400)
Uttarakhand (3,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,700)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,400) Chandigarh (900)
Himachal Pradesh (700) Jharkhand (700)
West Bengal (700) Chhattisgarh (600)
Gujarat (500) Bihar (300)
Odisha (200) Telangana (80)
Karnataka (70) Tamil Nadu (60)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (259,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (35,000) Bagri (5,300) Haryanvi (1,100)
Marwari (500) Kumaoni (200) Kangri (100)
Shekhawati (90) Garhwali (80) Dogri (20)
Bilaspuri (20) Mandeali
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (259,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (35,000) Bagri (5,300)
Haryanvi (1,100) Marwari (500)
Kumaoni (200) Kangri (100)
Shekhawati (90) Garhwali (80)
Dogri (20) Bilaspuri (20)
Mandeali (10)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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