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Khairwar in India

Khairwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
413,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Khairwar in India

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Summary
The word "Khairar" relates to the word catechu, an extract of the Acacia tree used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. Khairwar formerly gathered this extract as their vocation, and today are mostly involved with some aspect of farming. The majority are not land owners, however. They have not emphasized sending their children to school because of their poor economic situation. They worship Surya as their family deity, and also worship their ancestors. Kali is their village deity. Regional deities include Durga and Bajrangbali.

Ministry Obstacles
The worldview of Hinduism and Animism is very different than that of the Christian Bible. It usually requires much time to understand and process a presentation that is so different than what a person has ever known.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Lord will send workers especially skilled at telling stories from scripture. Oral presentations of the Gospel are likely to be essential in communicating effectively to people with low literacy levels.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few of the Khairwar have reported themselves to the census of India. This is an encouraging development. Pray the Lord will send teachers and shepherds (pastors) to help them become firmly established in the faith. They need our prayer support.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Khairwar people will be able to improve their standard of living, with rising literacy rates and better employment opportunities. Pray that some will be able to purchase farm land of their own.

Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:413,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (131,000)Assam (91,000)
Chhattisgarh (76,000)Madhya Pradesh (69,000)
Odisha (24,000)Jharkhand (10,000)
Uttar Pradesh (5,400)Tripura (3,500)
Bihar (900)Maharashtra (800)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khairwar
People Name General: Khairwar
Alternate People Names:
KairaKathakar
KhaiKhaira
KhairahKhairaha
KharwarKherwar
KhirwarKonda
Royखैरवार
ROP3 Code: 112507
Joshua Project People ID: 17157
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 413,000
Population all Countries: 414,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Khairwar
Ethnic Code: AUG06b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (141,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (106,000)Assamese (74,000)
Khirwar (42,000)Odia (25,000)
Chhattisgarhi (14,000)Angika (4,200)
Bundeli (2,500)Marathi (700)
Gondi, Northern (400)Bhojpuri (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 34
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.66 % 
Islam0.02 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.08 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 RecordingsBengali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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