Karan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Karan only in India
Population
537,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kayastha or Karan of India has its origins from a word meaning writer or scribe, which is their traditional occupation. They are not vegetarians.

In Orissa, the Kayastha live in Cuttack and other regions. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have cross-cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. Widows can marry again. They work mainly in agriculture and most are landowners. Hinduism is their religion. They have a good literacy level and use modern medicines and family planning.

In West Bengal, the Kayastha are mainly in the Midnapur district. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

In Bihar they speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Divorce is not allowed but a man can marry again if his wife cannot have children.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Kayastha to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-08
People Name General Karan
People Name in Country Karan
Population in India 537,000
World Population 537,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mahanti, कारण
People ID 17093
ROP3 Code 112433
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 12
Largest States
Odisha
(523,000)
Jharkhand
(4,700)
Chhattisgarh
(3,300)
West Bengal
(1,800)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,800)
Assam
(1,600)
Delhi
(300)
Maharashtra
(200)
Tripura
(100)
Rajasthan
(60)
Madhya Pradesh
(50)
Gujarat
(40)
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 12
  Odisha (523,000)
  Jharkhand (4,700)
  Chhattisgarh (3,300)
  West Bengal (1,800)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,800)
  Assam (1,600)
  Delhi (300)
  Maharashtra (200)
  Tripura (100)
  Rajasthan (60)
  Madhya Pradesh (50)
  Gujarat (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (480,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Mundari: Bhumij
(12,000)
Hindi
(9,100)
Ho
(5,400)
Chhattisgarhi
(3,300)
Kui
(2,400)
Santhali
(1,200)
Kurux
(1,100)
Assamese
(400)
Pengo
(300)
Kharia
(300)
Powari
(200)
Kuvi
(200)
Bengali
(100)
Munda
(80)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (480,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Mundari: Bhumij (12,000)
  Hindi (9,100)
  Ho (5,400)
  Chhattisgarhi (3,300)
  Kui (2,400)
  Santhali (1,200)
  Kurux (1,100)
  Assamese (400)
  Pengo (300)
  Kharia (300)
  Powari (200)
  Kuvi (200)
  Bengali (100)
  Munda (80)
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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