Kaora in India


Population
378,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kaora people have a legend that they evolved out of a kaya, meaning shadow, and their name is a derivative of this word.


Where Are they Located?

These people live mainly in India's state of West Bengal, but they are also distributed in other parts of the country (see map). Like most people in West Bengal, they speak Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kaora people are mostly landless. They work as agricultural laborers and fish cultivators. Some raise pigs and goats while others are drummers, rickshaw-pullers or palanquin-bearers. They do not have many educational opportunities, and they suffer from illiteracy.

Common surnames among them include Kahar, Mandal, and Paramanik. Their girls get married between the ages of 12-16, and boys are married between 20-25. Women have very low status in Kaora communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kaora people are entirely Hindu, and they worship a variety of Hindu gods and goddesses. They go to the same temples as other communities.


What Are Their Needs?

Christ followers could help the Kaora people develop their own fisheries and fish ponds. We could also help them increase their literacy rate by offering tutoring and schooling.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Hindu gods will be discredited and that Christ will be lifted high among the Kaora people.
* Pray that the principalities and powers of the air that confuse them will be bound so that the light of Jesus may enter their lives.
* Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors to go to them with the gospel.
* Pray that Bengali Christian materials will find their way into Kaora homes.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Kaora
People Name in Country Kaora
Population in India 378,000
World Population 383,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kahar, Kawra, Keora, Kora, काओरा
People ID 17085
ROP3 Code 112425
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
(361,000)
Jharkhand
(7,400)
Odisha
(2,000)
Bihar
(1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,100)
Tripura
(1,100)
Delhi
(900)
Chhattisgarh
(700)
Maharashtra
(600)
Meghalaya
(500)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Nagaland
(200)
Arunachal Pradesh
(200)
Karnataka
(100)
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 (361,000)
  Jharkhand (7,400)
  Odisha (2,000)
  Bihar (1,300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,100)
  Tripura (1,100)
  Delhi (900)
  Chhattisgarh (700)
  Maharashtra (600)
  Meghalaya (500)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Nagaland (200)
  Arunachal Pradesh (200)
  Karnataka (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (356,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(17,000)
Odia
(600)
Maithili
(300)
Andaman Creole Hindi
(200)
Kannada
(60)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (356,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (17,000)
  Odia (600)
  Maithili (300)
  Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
  Kannada (60)
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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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