Kachari, Dimasa in Bangladesh


Population
12,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The name "Dimasa" stands for "children of the big river," referring to the Brahmaputra river. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of the northeastern part of India, and one of the many Kachari tribes. Dimasa believe that they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Aarikhidima. Among the six ancestral gods, Sibrai is the eldest and the most important and during worship his name is to be uttered first. The traditional village headman is a Khunang, having both executive and judiciary powers. He is assisted by another official called the Dillik, and a third man, the Daulathu. They are farmers, and raise many kinds of crops and produce.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of sustained, focused prayer inhibits the advance of the Lord's kingdom throughout South Asia. There are powerful spiritual forces that resist the gospel, and these are overcome by prayer.


Outreach Ideas

The New Testament is available in the Dimasa language, as well as resources such as recordings and films. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people who can help them understand the gospel.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no reported Christians among the Dimasa of Bangladesh, but there are reported Christians within this people group in India. Please pray for spiritual maturity for these Christians, and for an increase in their numbers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will grant spiritual understanding to all the people groups of Bangladesh. Pray he will reveal Jesus in powerful and convincing ways, and will grant people faith to believe.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kachari, Dimasa
People Name in Country Kachari, Dimasa
Population in Bangladesh 12,000
World Population 183,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Bodo Kacari, Boro, Dimasa, Kachari
People ID 17130
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Rajshahi (5,700) Dhaka (3,000) Chittagong (2,900)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Rajshahi (5,700) Dhaka (3,000)
Chittagong (2,900)
Primary Language: Dimasa (8,200 speakers)
Language Code: dis   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (1,900) Chittagonian (100)
Primary Language: Dimasa (8,200 speakers)
Language Code: dis   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (1,900) Chittagonian (100)
For Primary Language: Dimasa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1905-1908)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dimasa
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Dimasa New Testament
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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