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Kahar (Sikh traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
80,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kahar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
What Indian caste is not really a caste at all? They are the Kahari people, who are part of an ancient community in northern India.

Where are they located?
Three quarters of the more than 80,000 Kaharis live in Punjab, and their primary language is Eastern Panjabi.

What are their lives like?
The people group was traditionally associated with water. They cultivated farms with a liberal amount of water, dug wells, grew water nuts, captured waterfowls, and were notable boatmen and fisherman.

With the last century's modernization, these water-related roles have dwindled. Their occupations have become more diversified, inspiring 15 sub-castes to break off from them. Considered "backward," they became parcel carriers, house servants, and stone-cutters. In village settings, they are now landless agricultural laborers. In the city where many have emigrated, they are wage laborers.

What are their beliefs?
The Kaharis are divided into Hindu, Muslim, and Sikhs communities. The Sikhs among them converted from Hinduism long ago. The Kahari Sikhs are considered to be among the least reached people groups; few if any follow Jesus Christ. Biblical resources are available to them though! In 2002, a complete Bible translation was finished in Eastern Panjabi. Christian teaching is available in audio, video, film and printed formats. Now they need to respond to these resources by forming fellowships of Christ followers.

Prayer Points
Pray that one day soon the Kaharis will lead other castes to drink the Living Water.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-22
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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:80,000
Largest States:
Punjab (60,000)Haryana (13,000)
Delhi (1,800)Uttar Pradesh (1,600)
Rajasthan (1,500)Uttarakhand (600)
Jammu and Kashmir (500)Chandigarh (300)
Maharashtra (300)Madhya Pradesh (300)
Total States on file:17
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kahar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Kahar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ChandrabansiDhimar
GuriaJhimar
JhinwarKamkar
KirKohoro
MallanMehra
NikhadRamani
Rawaniकहर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113628
Joshua Project People ID: 18123
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 80,000
Population all Countries: 80,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Kahar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (9,100)Haryanvi (1,500)
Bagri (800)Kashmiri (60)
Kumaoni (50)Magahi (50)
Garhwali (30)Bhojpuri (20)
Marathi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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