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Khangar (Hindu traditions) in India

Khangar (Hindu traditions)

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Khangar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Khangar community is a clan of Indian origin. The word "Khangar" means "sword
bearer." They are believed to be bold. They are classed as a scheduled caste in Madya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This status is given to lower castes who have been depressed for along period of time. This new status gives them government jobs and reserved seats in legislature, among other opportunities.

Where are they located?
Khangar people are located in Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar.

What are their lives like?
Khangar speak local dialects, Hindi, and write in Devangari.

The main work of the Khangar is agriculture. In Madya Pradesh, weaving has been the primary work though many have turned to other things, as cloth and cosmetic selling, manufacturing and tailor work, yielding higher profits. Most Khangar own some land, but in Bihar they usually have no land, and work as farm laborers, government workers, and construction laborers.

They have political leaders at village level. Khangar people have traditional caste councils. They deal with lesser civil and criminal matters.

Literacy is lower than the national average, particularly in Bihar where girls are not sent to school. They plan their families, use modern medicines, and development programs, except in Bihar.

They eat chicken, pork and fish, but not beef, because of their Hindu religion. They also eat wheat, rice, seasonal vegetables, milk products, and fruit.

They marry partners from their own groups. Marriages are arranged by relatives. Adult marriages are more common, but child marriages are common in Rajasthan.

What are their beliefs?
Khangar people are 99.98 percent Hindu. They worship family, clan and regional gods and goddesses, and their ancestors. They bring in sorcerers and witchdoctors, whom they believe will expel evil spirits. Brahmin priests cremate the dead, and they have birth and death pollution periods. They celebrate Hindu festivals.

What are their needs?
Central India remains a pioneer mission field, but outreach, response, and persecution are increasing, reflecting persecution levels.

Khangar people are generally poor and have many physical and spiritual needs.

Their greatest need is for their Savior.

Although many visual and audio Bible resources are available in the Hindi language, fear blocks opportunities among these people.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Khangar people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them, and false deities that weigh them down, causing them to live in fear.

* Pray that as they celebrate many Hindu festivals, the Holy Spirit of the one true God will enable them to celebrate His reconciliation – His full payment of the penalty for their sins.

References
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/khangar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/khangar_(community)

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:352,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (188,000)Uttar Pradesh (138,000)
Rajasthan (9,500)Odisha (7,800)
Chhattisgarh (3,400)Maharashtra (3,200)
Jharkhand (700)Bihar (700)
Delhi (100)Chandigarh (60)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BatwaloKangar
KangaraKangera
KangigarKangiwala
KangraKhamgara
KhangheraKshatriya Kangar
Kshatriya KhangarMandal
Mirdhaखांगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112501
Joshua Project People ID: 17151
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 352,000
Population all Countries: 352,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (306,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bundeli (22,000)Odia (7,700)
Dhundari (3,400)Haroti: Harauti (1,800)
Chhattisgarhi (1,800)Kanauji (1,200)
Malvi (500)Marathi (400)
Awadhi (300)Angika (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 21
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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