• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU - KAHAR

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People groups: 7

Population: 9,477,500

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 9,477,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 11,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Kahar are distributed in a number of north Indian states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Bengal. In Tripura they are a scheduled caste. The Kahar have abandoned their traditional occupation of carrying palanquins and are now mostly employed in small-scale businesses, such as runningrestaurants, cloth, medicine and betel shops, and fruit and egg stalls. Some of them are engaged in salaried jobs both in private and government sectors.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1443-1449

Peoples within this cluster: Kahar; Kahar, Bengali; Kahar, Bhojpuri; Kahar, Gujarati; Kahar, Magahi; Kahar, Shekhawati

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 7

Population: 9,477,500

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 9,477,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 11,500

Number of countries: 2