Kanda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kanda only in India

Population

2,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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
Region South Asia
Continent 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
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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