Kahar (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Introduction

It seems likely that this caste is a remnant of one of the races who occupied the valley of the Ganges before the coming of the Aryans. The Brahmin are their sacred priests. One of the main ceremonies associated with marriage is to circle the sacred fire seven times. In villages some are engaged in carrying water for high-ranking communities in the event of marriage, death and other occasions.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Kahar is very different than the Biblical worldview.


Outreach Ideas

Tools (Jesus film, recordings, videos, etc.) are available in most of the languages spoken by the Kahar community, but workers are needed to carry these tools to the people.


Prayer Focus

We trust the Lord will soon call out his followers from among the Kahar community. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love. Pray the Kahar will understand that Jesus desires to bless their families and clans, not harm them. Pray they will be able to raise their standard of living, and be well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.


Scripture Prayers for the Kahar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-09-02
People Name General Kahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kah-HAR
Population this Country 8,162,000
Population all Countries 8,301,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 163
Alternate Names Bundeli Bhoi; Chandrabansi; Chandravmsam; Dheemar; Dhimar; Dhuriya; Guria; Guriya; Jheemar; Jhimar; Jhinwar; Kahar Bhoi; Kahrar; Kamkar; Kashyap Rajput; Keer; Kir; Mallah; Mallan; Mehra; Nikhad; Nishad; Raj Bhoi; Ramani; Rawani; कहर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17044
ROP3 Code 112380
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
4,460,000
Bihar
2,083,000
Jharkhand
462,000
West Bengal
371,000
Madhya Pradesh
268,000
Haryana
156,000
Uttarakhand
127,000
Punjab
89,000
Chhattisgarh
42,000
Rajasthan
28,000
Maharashtra
26,000
Himachal Pradesh
16,000
Odisha
12,000
Delhi
10,000
Chandigarh
8,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 4,460,000
  Bihar 2,083,000
  Jharkhand 462,000
  West Bengal 371,000
  Madhya Pradesh 268,000
  Haryana 156,000
  Uttarakhand 127,000
  Punjab 89,000
  Chhattisgarh 42,000
  Rajasthan 28,000
  Maharashtra 26,000
  Himachal Pradesh 16,000
  Odisha 12,000
  Delhi 10,000
  Chandigarh 8,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,167,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
1,193,000
Magahi
424,000
Awadhi
384,000
Bengali
315,000
Kanauji
225,000
Punjabi, Eastern
86,000
Maithili
76,000
Chhattisgarhi
36,000
Garhwali
31,000
Bundeli
25,000
Malvi
22,000
Bagheli
21,000
Angika
18,000
Marathi
16,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Primary Language Hindi (5,167,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 1,193,000
  Magahi 424,000
  Awadhi 384,000
  Bengali 315,000
  Kanauji 225,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 86,000
  Maithili 76,000
  Chhattisgarhi 36,000
  Garhwali 31,000
  Bundeli 25,000
  Malvi 22,000
  Bagheli 21,000
  Angika 18,000
  Marathi 16,000
  Haryanvi 15,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Arun Sambhu Mishra - Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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