Kaora in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Dai Kaora 27,000
Hari 27,000
Sare Kaora 27,000

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Kaora in India.

* 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
World Population 302,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Kahar; Kawra; Keora; Kora; काओरा
People ID 17085
ROP3 Code 112425
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
279,000
Jharkhand
8,000
Odisha
2,000
Bihar
1,300
Andaman and Nicobar
1,200
Tripura
1,100
Delhi
900
Maharashtra
700
Chhattisgarh
700
Meghalaya
500
Uttar Pradesh
300
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Nagaland
200
Karnataka
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  West Bengal 279,000
  Jharkhand 8,000
  Odisha 2,000
  Bihar 1,300
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,200
  Tripura 1,100
  Delhi 900
  Maharashtra 700
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Meghalaya 500
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Nagaland 200
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (272,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
19,000
Odia
900
Maithili
300
Andaman Creole Hindi
200
Kannada
60
Primary Language Bengali (272,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 19,000
  Odia 900
  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 Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.74 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.