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Khas in India

Khas

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
65,000 Nepali Hinduism 9.06 % Unknown   

Khas in India

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Introduction / History
The Khas people have historically been mountain dwellers living near or in the Himalayas. Some believe the Khas originally came to South Asia from Central Asia. At one time they formed a powerful kingdom which extended from Nepal into Tibet. It is said the Khas language was the forerunner of modern day Nepali. Wikipedia tells us that the term "Khas" is now obsolete, as they identify more with other forward (privileged) caste communities, especially the Chhetri.

Where are they located?
The Khas people live in northeastern India, Nepal and Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
It is very difficult to grow crops or keep livestock in the high altitude people face in northeastern India.

What are their beliefs?
The Khas people are Hindus, but they blend this religion with Buddhist elements.

What are their needs?
The Khas people need the chance to earn a good living in the high mountains of northeastern India, where opportunities are scarce.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Khas people.
* Please pray the Lord will send the light of the gospel to these people in all three countries, setting them free from generations of misunderstanding the God of creation.
* Pray that the Khas people will be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ wherever they live in South Asia.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17159/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khas_people

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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:65,000
Largest States:
Sikkim (62,000)West Bengal (1,600)
Tripura (1,000)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khas
People Name General: Khas
Alternate People Names:
Jimdar RajputKhasa
Khashaखास
ROP3 Code: 112509
Joshua Project People ID: 17159
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 65,000
Population all Countries: 82,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Khas
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (58,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (3,400)Bengali (1,400)
Tibetan, Central (30)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism10.90 % 
Christianity9.06 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism78.89 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown1.15 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
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: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Khas in India

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