The Thengal are a small group of the Kachari. They live in Assam and speak, read and write in Assamese. They are not vegetarians and eat rice.
The Thengal allow the bereaved and divorced to marry again. There are marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property.
The Thengal work in agriculture. The women are good at weaving. Their religion is a mixture of local religion and Hinduism. Bihu is their main festival and then they mix with neighbours too. They have a council to look after them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kachari (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ too.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Kachari (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Kachari (Hindu traditions)|
|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||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||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: मराठी - Marathi|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|