Khas in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali. Wikipedia tells us that the term "Khas" is now obsolete, as they identify more with other forward (privileged) caste communities, especially the Chhetri.


Where Are they Located?

The Khas people live in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It is very difficult to grow crops or keep livestock in the high altitude people face in northeastern India.


The Khas are Hindus, but they blend their religion with Buddhist elements. The gospel is a foreign concept to them.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khas people are Hindus, but they blend this religion with Buddhist elements.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khas people need the chance to earn a good living in the high mountains of northeastern India, where opportunities are scarce.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger among the Khas people.
Please pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.
Pray that the Khas people will be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ wherever they live in South Asia.


Scripture Prayers for the Khas in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khas_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khas
People Name in Country Khas
Pronunciation kahss
Alternate Names Jimdar Rajput; Khasa; Khasha; खास
Population this Country 78,000
Population all Countries 99,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 17159
ROP3 Code 112509
ROP25 Code 303952
ROP25 Name Khas
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Sikkim
74,000
West Bengal
2,000
Tripura
1,200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Sikkim 74,000
  West Bengal 2,000
  Tripura 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
10.84 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.97 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
79.27 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.91 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Nepali (59,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
3,400
Bengali
1,500
Tibetan, Central
30
Primary Language Nepali (59,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 3,400
  Bengali 1,500
  Tibetan, Central 30
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Photo Source Mahalaxmi Silwal - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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