Chain in India


Population
558,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chain are a people group in West Bengal in India. They speak Indo Arayan and Bengali and read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice.

Upon the death of the father, males and females get the same shares of an inheritance. A widow gets half of the property. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home. They have marriage and birth rituals. The dead are cremated.

The Chain are mainly landowners. Most of them work in agriculture. Some of them are in business and a few in government service.

The Chain of India are Hindus by religion. They use family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Internet and gospel recordings will help lead the Chain to salvation.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chain
People Name in Country Chain
Population in India 558,000
World Population 583,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chai, Chaie, चैन
People ID 16564
ROP3 Code 111755
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(410,000)
Bihar
(81,000)
Jharkhand
(51,000)
Tripura
(5,900)
Odisha
(2,400)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,400)
Delhi
(1,000)
Meghalaya
(800)
Chhattisgarh
(700)
Maharashtra
(600)
Nagaland
(500)
Arunachal Pradesh
(400)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Manipur
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal (410,000)
  Bihar (81,000)
  Jharkhand (51,000)
  Tripura (5,900)
  Odisha (2,400)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,400)
  Delhi (1,000)
  Meghalaya (800)
  Chhattisgarh (700)
  Maharashtra (600)
  Nagaland (500)
  Arunachal Pradesh (400)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Manipur (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(66,000)
Bhojpuri
(21,000)
Magahi
(11,000)
Maithili
(7,500)
Odia
(900)
Andaman Creole Hindi
(200)
Kannada
(30)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (66,000)
  Bhojpuri (21,000)
  Magahi (11,000)
  Maithili (7,500)
  Odia (900)
  Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
  Kannada (30)
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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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