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Khavar in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
174,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khavar in India

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Introduction / History
The name Khawas, or Khavar, means "important." The important and loyal servants of the rulers and lesser chiefs of the pre-independence period were known as khaas people, who later formed a caste by the name Khawas. They have eight subdivisions and several clans. They claim to be Rajputs because of their close association with royal families.

The Khavar people live in Gujarat and speak Gujarati.

What are their lives like?
People from other castes can be admitted into their caste for a nominal fee.

What are their beliefs?
The Khavar are Hindu and follow the Vaishanav sect. Every clan has its own deity, which is placated by a shaman. In addition, their ancestors are placated on a specified festival day.

What are their needs?
The Khavar people need spiritual hunger to seek and find the only savior. They need workers.

Prayer Points
Please pray the Khavar people will not be proud, not important in their own eyes. Pride is a deadly sin and often prevents a humble acceptance of God's gifts.

Pray for their elders to have dreams and visions of Jesus Christ that will draw them to the throne of grace.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Khavar people.

Pray for persecution of Christians in Gujarat to stop so that the people there will be free to turn to Jesus.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:174,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (166,000)West Bengal (3,900)
Tripura (700)Maharashtra (300)
Daman and Diu (70)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khavar
People Name General: Khavar
Alternate People Names:
ChokriGnathi Rajput
Rajput KhawasVadharan
ROP3 Code: 112515
Joshua Project People ID: 17163
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 174,000
Population all Countries: 174,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Khavar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (134,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (6,500)Bengali (3,600)
Marathi (1,600)Konkani (30)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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 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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
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Khavar in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Khavar India    
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            Khavar in India          
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