The Thengal are a subgroup of the larger Kachari people. They live in Assam and speak, read and write in Assamese. Scholars are trying to decide if they are actually part of the Assamese majority in this region since the Kachari also speak Assamese. Like most people groups in India’s northeast, they look more Mongolian than South Asian.
The Thengal work in agriculture. The women are good at weaving. They have a council to look after their needs. The Thengal allow the bereaved and divorced to marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property.
Their religion is a mixture of local religion and Hinduism. Bihu is a spring festival. It is their main festival and they celebrate it along with their neighbors. They also celebrate a festival each April they call Taro Chira which is also very important.
The Thengal Kachari people need the hope, joy and peace that only comes from being submitted to Jesus Christ.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kachari (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray that Indian believers will faithfully pray for them and send workers to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the blessings of Jesus.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Kachari (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Kachari (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||82,000|
|Population all Countries||82,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Kanchagar; Kanchar; Kanchari; Kunchiliyan; Kunchitiga; Thengal; कचारी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (73,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|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 (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marathi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH|
|Mobile App||Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store|