Halba of India
People Name: Halba
Country: India
Language: Marathi
Population: 728,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.30 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Halba live in Maharashtra and in other Indian states like Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. They are a Scheduled Tribe. Hal means 'plough'. Cultivation and other agricultural work are their main occupations.

The Halba have good relations with others. The language they speak is a mixture of languages like Marathi and Oriya.

With Halba marriages, a woman cannot divorce her husband. Widowers can only marry widows. Marriages with cousins are well liked.

The Halba like wine and mutton. They are Hindus and worship many gods. They enjoy celebrating festivals.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Halba dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.

Halba of India