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Kharwar in India

Kharwar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
522,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.23 % Unknown   

Kharwar in India

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Introduction / History
In the state of Madya Pradesh in India, there are many tribal peoples that play a part in Indian culture. One of them is the Kharwar and most anthropologists agree they are one of the primitive tribes in India. The term Kharwar means grass and it has been said that they never destroy grass.

The Kharwar come from the family of Dravidians. Some Kharwar say they are from the Suryavanshi Rajputs.

There are features that distinguish a Kharmar tribe from others. They have a normal physique but are different in complexion. They tend to keep to themselves and are introverts. They are not influenced by modern society. (So Christians are going to have to win their trust here).

Unlike most tribes, the Kharwar do not have a language of their own. They are not well educated. (The need here to give the gospel message in oral form also).

The Kharwar also live in Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The Indian government classes them as a Scheduled Tribe.

The surnames they use include Singh, Kharwar and Mandal. They speak in Hindi and they are mainly Hindu in religion.

References
www.indianetzone.com/9/kharwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kharwar

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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:522,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (234,000)Bihar (131,000)
Uttar Pradesh (125,000)West Bengal (29,000)
Odisha (1,800)Chhattisgarh (1,000)
Uttarakhand (500)Madhya Pradesh (300)
Mizoram (200)Tripura (200)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kharwar
People Name General: Kharwar
Alternate People Names:
BihariGanjhu
खारवार
ROP3 Code: 112508
Joshua Project People ID: 17158
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 522,000
Population all Countries: 531,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Kharwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (375,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (59,000)Santhali (25,000)
Bengali (19,000)Magahi (13,000)
Odia (1,200)Chhattisgarhi (1,200)
Bagheli (900)Marathi (800)
Punjabi, Eastern (600)Sadri (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 43
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.23 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.58 % 
Islam0.20 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown4.97 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread 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
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
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 / VideoFathers 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: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
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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