Jalkeot in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jalkeot only in India
Population
50,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jalkeot people have a name that is derived from two words. Jal means either "net" or "water" since traditionally they have been fishermen.


Where Are they Located?

The Jalkeot people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jalkeot people are Hindu, and Brahmin priests preside over their wedding ceremonies. Adult marriages are the norm, and their marriages are monogamous. They no longer have a bride price like they did before India's independence in 1947.
They had a low literacy rate before independence, but now the Assamese government is taking steps towards raising the literacy rate.
Traditionally the Jalkeot people were fishermen. Most of them still fish for a living, but many of them are now farmers or small business owners. They are members of the All Assam Scheduled Caste Development Community. As scheduled caste members, they have low status in India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Jalkeot people are Hindu. As members of a scheduled caste, they have low enough status that they are likely to have some openness to the gospel if someone goes to them.


What Are Their Needs?

As you can see from the section to the right entitled "Ministry Resources" there are many good tools for sharing the gospel with the Jalkeot people. They speak Assamese, which is one of the key languages of northeastern India. Many of the surrounding peoples of this part of India have strong churches. Some of these believers need to go to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that believers from other states in India will go as His ambassadors to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray that Christian resources in the Assamese language will become readily available to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the gospel of peace and to the Savior.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Jalkeot
People Name in Country Jalkeot
Population in India 50,000
World Population 50,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Jal Keot, Joluwa, Juluwai Keot, जलकेओत
People ID 16977
ROP3 Code 112288
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Assam (50,000) Arunachal Pradesh (100) Meghalaya (70)
Mizoram (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Assam (50,000) Arunachal Pradesh (100)
Meghalaya (70) Mizoram (30)
Primary Language: Assamese (42,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (6,100)
Primary Language: Assamese (42,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (6,100)
Primary Language: Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1822-1974)
New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1833-1995)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Assamese Bible stories
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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