Chain in India


Population
478,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 478,000
World Population 503,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
335,000
Bihar
78,000
Jharkhand
50,000
Tripura
6,100
Odisha
2,300
Andaman and Nicobar
1,300
Delhi
1,000
Meghalaya
700
Chhattisgarh
600
Maharashtra
600
Nagaland
500
Arunachal Pradesh
400
Uttar Pradesh
300
Madhya Pradesh
200
Mizoram
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal 335,000
  Bihar 78,000
  Jharkhand 50,000
  Tripura 6,100
  Odisha 2,300
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,300
  Delhi 1,000
  Meghalaya 700
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Maharashtra 600
  Nagaland 500
  Arunachal Pradesh 400
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Mizoram 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (363,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
74,000
Bhojpuri
21,000
Magahi
11,000
Maithili
7,500
Odia
900
Andaman Creole Hindi
200
Kok Borok
200
Kannada
30
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (363,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 74,000
  Bhojpuri 21,000
  Magahi 11,000
  Maithili 7,500
  Odia 900
  Andaman Creole Hindi 200
  Kok Borok 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 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 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
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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