Konai in India


Population
135,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Konai are also named Chasi Konai. They are a scheduled caste of West Bengal. The word chasi means cultivator. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

The Konai are not vegetarians and they eat rice as a cereal. Hinduism is the religion that they follow.

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. Family planning is used by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Konai to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Konai
People Name in Country Konai
Population in India 135,000
World Population 148,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chasi Konai, Konarai, कोनाई
People ID 12771
ROP3 Code 105163
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
West Bengal
(132,000)
Jharkhand
(700)
Odisha
(600)
Andaman and Nicobar
(500)
Delhi
(200)
Maharashtra
(90)
Bihar
(90)
Nagaland
(60)
Meghalaya
(60)
Manipur
(50)
Uttarakhand
(20)
Chhattisgarh
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  West Bengal (132,000)
  Jharkhand (700)
  Odisha (600)
  Andaman and Nicobar (500)
  Delhi (200)
  Maharashtra (90)
  Bihar (90)
  Nagaland (60)
  Meghalaya (60)
  Manipur (50)
  Uttarakhand (20)
  Chhattisgarh (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (129,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(4,100)
Odia
(200)
Maithili
(70)
Kumaoni
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (129,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (4,100)
  Odia (200)
  Maithili (70)
  Kumaoni (10)
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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 Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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