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Khangar (Hindu traditions) in India

Khangar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
406,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khangar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Khangar community is a clan of Indian origin. They are an ancient Kshtriya clan. The word "Khangar" means" sword bearer." They are classed as a scheduled caste in some states of India and OBC in others.

Where are they located?
Khangar people are located in 10 states of India, with Madya Pradesh containing the highest concentration.

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 non-vegetarian but do not eat 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 mostly 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.


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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:406,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (209,000)Uttar Pradesh (167,000)
Rajasthan (12,000)Odisha (9,200)
Chhattisgarh (2,400)Maharashtra (2,300)
Jharkhand (800)Bihar (800)
Delhi (100)Chandigarh (70)
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People Name in Country: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KhangheraKshatriya Kangar
Kshatriya KhangarMandal
Mirdhaखांगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112501
Joshua Project People ID: 17151
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 406,000
Population all Countries: 406,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Khangar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (297,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bundeli (29,000)Odia (7,700)
Dhundari (2,800)Haroti: Harauti (1,800)
Marathi (1,600)Chhattisgarhi (1,200)
Kanauji (1,200)Malvi (600)
Awadhi (300)Angika (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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