Kanda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kanda only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

Introduction / History

The traditional occupation of the Kanda people was to provide flowers for the royal palace.

Where are they Located?

The Kanda people live in India’s northeastern state of Tripura.

What are Their Lives Like?

The Kanda are usually day laborers, but many of them work all kinds of other jobs. Given their location in northeastern India, it’s not a surprise that some work in tea estates.

When a Kanda couple gets married, they live with or near the husband’s parents. They have both nuclear and extended families. They don’t get married until they are adults, and their marriages are monogamous.

What are Their Beliefs?

These people are entirely Hindu. They worship Maimurubbi and Laxmi as family deities, the latter being the goddess of wealth. Every Thursday they worship Trinath.

What are Their Needs?

The Kanda people need more education so they can have more economic opportunities and a higher literacy rate.

Prayer Points

* Pray for believers with a good educational background to go to the Kanda people and help them with their educational needs.
* There are strong Christ-ward movements among peoples in nearby states. Pray that some of these believers will go to the Kanda people with the gospel.
* Because these people speak Bengali, there are many Christian resources available that they can understand. Pray for these materials to reach every Kanda community.

People Name General Kanda
People Name in Country Kanda
Population in India 2,900
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Kanda
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (2,100) Oriya (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 2,100 Oriya 800
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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