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Karwal in India

Karwal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
34,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Karwal in India

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Introduction / History
The Karwal people claim to have Rajput origins. Their name is derived from the word karol, meaning sickle, which is associated with their traditional occupation of hunting.

Where are they located?
Though they may have originated in Rajasthan, today they live in Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
The Karwal people have monogamous marriages which are officiated by Brahmin priests. They marry as adults. Their women are restricted to traditional household jobs, though they contribute to the family income.

Their men work as government employees, weavers, or agricultural workers, though a good number of them distill liquor for a living.

Traditional councils regulate their social affairs at the village level. This council is lead by someone who is elected by a voice vote. Social problems related to adultery, divorce, and inter-family disputes can lead to offenders being given physical punishment or excommunicated.

The Karwal people have their own folk-tales. Women sing folk songs at special occasions of birth and marriage and during Holi.
They are favorable to formal education, and their boys sometimes even achieve a college education. Their girls, however, have a low literacy rate.

Though they live in villages, the Karwal people have contact with the rest of the world through radio and cinema. They use the public roads and railroads to move about.

What are their beliefs?
The Karwal people are 100 Hindu. They worship Durga and Kali as family deities and Ram as a village deity.

What are their needs?
On a spiritual level, they need to hear the gospel. This is difficult since they live in a part of India where only one in 1,000 professes Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Karwal people to be introduced to Jesus through Christian radio broadcasts, the JESUS Film, and through Christ's ambassadors.

* Pray for Christians to provide them with girl's schools.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:34,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (33,000)Bihar (600)
Uttarakhand (400)Maharashtra (60)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Karwal
People Name General: Karwal
Alternate People Names:
BhuiyaDom
GaurKarual
KarvaKarwalnut
Uriyaकार्वाल
ROP3 Code: 112450
Joshua Project People ID: 17107
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 34,000
Population all Countries: 34,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Karwal
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Braj Bhasha (1,200)Awadhi (600)
Kanauji (600)Bhojpuri (400)
Garhwali (200)Kumaoni (80)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.87 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.13 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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