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Khavar in India

Khavar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
148,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khavar in India

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Summary
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. People from other castes can be admitted into their caste for a nominal fee. 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.

Ministry Obstacles
The government of Gujarat has a history of persecuting Christians and other minority groups. An anti-conversion law makes church planting difficult to do legally.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps some youth of the Khavar community will discover Christian music and videos on the internet and will listen and view with understanding which the Lord will grant to them. Please pray this may occur, and soon.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus today among the Khavar people. However, we can pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers to help those who will someday come to be his disciples.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Khavar caste 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.

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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:148,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (142,000)West Bengal (3,300)
Tripura (600)Maharashtra (200)
Daman and Diu (60)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khavar
People Name General: Khavar
Alternate People Names:
ChokriGnathi Rajput
GolaGoli
HajuriKhavan
KhavasanKhawar
KhawasLunda
Rajput KhawasVadharan
Vajirखावार
ROP3 Code: 112515
Joshua Project People ID: 17163
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 148,000
Population all Countries: 148,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Khavar
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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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:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Khavar in India

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