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Kharam in India


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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Naga, Kharam Christianity 99.13 % Unknown No No   

Kharam in India

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Introduction / History
The Kharam are a Scheduled Tribe who live in Manipur. Kharam Pallen village is their main place. They speak their own Kharam language. They have Christianity as their main religion. It is unknown how many of them are evangelicals. Some of them have their old religion of animism. The meaning of the word kharam is supposed to be the term that is 'that land'.

The Kharam have several clans. They used to be large in number but are now much smaller. They have a chief who is controlled by the village council. He has to follow certain rules including what he must eat or else he could lose his position.

Cultural activities are important to them such as singing and dancing too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that those claiming to be Christian have a clear understanding of what it means and give their lives to Jesus Christ if they have not done so.
* Pray the councils come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:1,100
Largest States:
Manipur (1,100)
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People Name in Country: Kharam
People Name General: Kharam
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 117199
Joshua Project People ID: 21365
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 1,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kharam
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Naga, Kharam (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfw    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Meitei (40)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.52 % 
Christianity99.13 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.17 % 
Islam0.17 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2018
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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None Reported
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Kharam in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Kharam India    
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            Kharam in India          
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      Christianity     Naga, Kharam  
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