Kahar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal 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.


The worldview of the Kahar is very different than the biblical worldview. For example, they have no concept of resurrection, a key belief for Christ followers.
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 Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kahar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kah-HAR
Population this Country 62,000
Population all Countries 9,819,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Lumbini
50,000
Narayani
5,700
Bheri
2,200
Kosi
1,100
Janakpur
1,000
Sagarmatha
700
Mahakali
400
Seti
200
Bagmati
200
Mechi
200
Rapti
80
Gandaki
40
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Lumbini 50,000
  Narayani 5,700
  Bheri 2,200
  Kosi 1,100
  Janakpur 1,000
  Sagarmatha 700
  Mahakali 400
  Seti 200
  Bagmati 200
  Mechi 200
  Rapti 80
  Gandaki 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (26,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
20,000
Maithili
6,800
Hindi
800
Kumaoni
300
Angika
80
Nepali
40
Dotyali
20
Primary Language Bhojpuri (26,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 20,000
  Maithili 6,800
  Hindi 800
  Kumaoni 300
  Angika 80
  Nepali 40
  Dotyali 20
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
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