Kaora in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kaora in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Kaora
People Name in Country Kaora
Population this Country 347,000
Population all Countries 353,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
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
324,000
Jharkhand
9,500
Odisha
2,400
Bihar
1,500
Andaman and Nicobar
1,300
Tripura
1,300
Delhi
1,000
Chhattisgarh
800
Maharashtra
800
Meghalaya
600
Uttar Pradesh
300
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Madhya Pradesh
200
Nagaland
200
Uttarakhand
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 324,000
  Jharkhand 9,500
  Odisha 2,400
  Bihar 1,500
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,300
  Tripura 1,300
  Delhi 1,000
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Maharashtra 800
  Meghalaya 600
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Nagaland 200
  Uttarakhand 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
1,000
Maithili
300
Andaman Hindi Creole
200
Kannada
40
Primary Language Bengali (272,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 19,000
  Odia 1,000
  Maithili 300
  Andaman Hindi Creole 200
  Kannada 40
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  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.74 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.13 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more