The Konai are also named Chasi Konai. The word chasi means cultivator. They are a scheduled caste that speaks Bengali.
Most live in India's state of West Bengal, but some are further east in Bangladesh.
The Konai are landless. Agricultural laboring is their main work. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
The Konai are one of the Hindu peoples in Muslim Bangladesh.
The Konai people need the opportunity to own land so that they can fully benefit from the fruit of their labor.
* Scripture Prayers for the Konai in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Konai people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Konai families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for the Konai people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Konai family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Konai communities.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Konai|
|People Name in Country||Konai|
|Population this Country||13,000|
|Population all Countries||140,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chasi Konai; Konarai; कोनाई|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|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||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|