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Holar in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
166,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.36 % Unknown   

Holar in India

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Introduction / History
It's too bad that the Holar people did not meet the famous Protestant missionary, William Carey. They are leather shoe repairers (then called cobblers) just as he was! Because they engage in leatherwork, they are sometimes confused with the much more numerous Chamars. Some of the Holar people make their living by playing music at social functions. This gives them contact with many other communities in western India.

The Holar people prefer to marry cousins on their mother's side, and families arrange their marriages. They allow for divorce, but the caste panchayat council helps to minimize the number of divorces by intervening in difficult situations. Many of the Holar people live in join families though a few of them prefer nuclear families.

Because of their low status (anything having to do with dead animals is considered degrading in Hindu cultures) the Holar people have protected themselves by forming their own caste association, the Maharashtra Holar Samaj Sanghat Mumbai. This organization helps them look after their own community development needs. This caste has a low literacy rate, and most of their children do not advance beyond elementary education. This keeps them from advancing in India's rapidly changing economy.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to raise up believers to help the Holar people get the education they need.
* Pray for them to have access to the many Christian resources in the Marathi language.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holar_caste
http://holarsamaj.hpage.co.in/information_48603219.html

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-29
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:166,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (110,000)Odisha (29,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000)Tamil Nadu (3,300)
Kerala (2,800)Karnataka (1,200)
Gujarat (1,200)Goa (700)
Telangana (400)Chhattisgarh (300)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Holar
People Name General: Holar
Alternate People Names:
HandihelvaHelavamallur
HelvagolaHelvaru
HolavaHoler
HolevaHoleya
HoliaHoliya
HolraHulio
JambuKoraga
MirdhaParaiyan
ROP3 Code: 112250
Joshua Project People ID: 16947
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 166,000
Population all Countries: 166,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Holar
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (107,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (24,000)Kannada (10,000)
Holiya (8,400)Hindi (7,100)
Chhattisgarhi (1,200)Konkani (1,100)
Pengo (1,100)Kui (600)
Gujarati (600)Konkani, Goan (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.45 % 
Christianity0.36 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.98 % 
Islam0.02 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.16 % 
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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Holar in India

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