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Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Kumhar (Hindu traditions)

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62,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % Unknown   

Kumhar (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Per old Indian mythology the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India the Kumhar use Pajapati / Prajapat as a surname according to the Indian caste system. Ancient Indian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging Kumhar.

Where are they located?
The Kumhar can be found throughout India by different surnames: Verma, Kumhar, Prajapat, Prajapati and Kumawat.

What are their lives like?
The Kumhar's livelihood is making earthen pots. It is very difficult for a Kumhar artisan to maintain his existence by kumbhkal, or pot making.

They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel / cycle. The Kumhar use it to make earthen utensils. The main profession of this caste is to make earthen products. Historically their main way of earning income has been earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.

What are their beliefs?
The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother(Mata). They believe in god, highly spritual, loveable, honest and hard working. In general the Kumhar are loving people.

What are their needs?
The Kumhar need education and support for their trade.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:62,000
Largest Provinces:
Narayani (25,000)Janakpur (22,000)
Sagarmatha (7,900)Kosi (2,200)
Bheri (1,700)Lumbini (1,200)
Seti (900)Bagmati (500)
Mahakali (200)Rapti (80)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AhitantAiton
ChakbainsChejara
GamarGhatakarpur
GhumalGhumar
GhumiarGhurmar
Handa KummarKalam Chettiar
KeerKembatti
KhumbhakarKir
ROP3 Code: 112696
Joshua Project People ID: 17316
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 62,000
Population all Countries: 15,697,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Angika (Unknown)Awadhi (Unknown)
Bhojpuri (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Kumaoni (Unknown)Magahi (Unknown)
Nepali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.14 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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