Kachari, Dimasa in India



Population

107,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Dimasa or Kachari Dimasa live in Assam in India. Dimasa means 'children of the big river' -- the Brahmaputra River. They belong to the Indo-Mongoloid people. Most live in the North Cachar Hills. They are well off financially. They do cane and bamboo crafts and also make textiles.

The Dimasa are Hindus and worship the Banglaraja as their main deity. Other deities are worshipped by them too. They build their houses on hill slopes near a river.

Music and dance are important to the Kachari Dimasa. They celebrate festivals. Cultivation is their main work. The dead are cremated by them by the side of a river or stream.

The Kachari Dimasa speak in Dimasa and can speak Hindi too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that being well off does not get in the way of them accepting Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.

References

http://www.indianetzone.com/10/dimasa_tribe_assam.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kachari, Dimasa
People Name in Country Kachari, Dimasa
Population in India 107,000
World Population 119,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bodo Kacari, Boro, Dimasa, Kachari
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:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (84,000) Nagaland (16,000) West Bengal (3,600) Meghalaya (2,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (900) Mizoram (200) Tripura (100) Delhi (90)
Manipur (40)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (84,000) Nagaland (16,000)
West Bengal (3,600) Meghalaya (2,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (900) Mizoram (200)
Tripura (100) Delhi (90)
Manipur (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  64  (up to 20 largest shown)
Deori (57,000) Dimasa (24,000) Bodo (11,000) Assamese (4,300)
Bengali (3,000) Khasi (1,100) Karbi (1,000) Hindi (800)
Chin, Thado (300) Garo (200) Hmar (200) Mizo (200)
Naga, Ao (100) Naga, Zeme (100) Nepali (80) Naga, Angami (80)
Naga, Lotha (50) Byangsi (30) Ho (30) Naga, Sumi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Deori 57,000 Dimasa 24,000
Bodo 11,000 Assamese 4,300
Bengali 3,000 Khasi 1,100
Karbi 1,000 Hindi 800
Chin, Thado 300 Garo 200
Hmar 200 Mizo 200
Naga, Ao 100 Naga, Zeme 100
Nepali 80 Naga, Angami 80
Naga, Lotha 50 Byangsi 30
Ho 30 Naga, Sumi 30
For Primary Language: Deori

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.32 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.37 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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