Jalkeot in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jalkeot only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Assamese Language Film

Source Create International

Introduction / History

The Jalkeot people have a name that is derived from two words. Jal means either "net" or "water" since traditionally they have been fishermen.

Where Are they Located?

The Jalkeot people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jalkeot people are Hindu, and Brahmin priests preside over their wedding ceremonies. Adult marriages are the norm, and their marriages are monogamous. They no longer have a bride price like they did before India's independence in 1947.
They had a low literacy rate before independence, but now the Assamese government is taking steps towards raising the literacy rate.
Traditionally the Jalkeot people were fishermen. Most of them still fish for a living, but many of them are now farmers or small business owners. They are members of the All Assam Scheduled Caste Development Community. As scheduled caste members, they have low status in India.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Jalkeot people are Hindu. As members of a scheduled caste, they have low enough status that they are likely to have some openness to the gospel if someone goes to them.

What Are Their Needs?

As you can see from the section to the right entitled "Ministry Resources" there are many good tools for sharing the gospel with the Jalkeot people. They speak Assamese, which is one of the key languages of northeastern India. Many of the surrounding peoples of this part of India have strong churches. Some of these believers need to go to them.

Prayer Points

* Pray that believers from other states in India will go as His ambassadors to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray that Christian resources in the Assamese language will become readily available to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the gospel of peace and to the Savior.

People Name General Jalkeot
People Name in Country Jalkeot
Population in India 46,000
World Population 46,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Jal Keot, Joluwa, Juluwai Keot
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Assamese
People Name General Jalkeot
Ethnic Code CNN25a
People ID 16977
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (47,000) Arunachal Pradesh (80) Meghalaya (70) Mizoram (20)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (47,000) Arunachal Pradesh (80)
Meghalaya (70) Mizoram (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assamese (41,000) Bengali (5,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Assamese 41,000 Bengali 5,500

For Main Lanugage: Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1822-1974)
New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1833-1995)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Assamese Bible stories
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Assamese Language Film
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.