Karan in India

The Karan have only been reported in India
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Karan in India.

* 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  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-08
People Name General Karan
People Name in Country Karan
World Population 520,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Mahanti, कारण
People ID 17093
ROP3 Code 112433
Country India
Region South Asia
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 13
Largest States
Odisha
505,000
Jharkhand
4,800
Chhattisgarh
3,100
West Bengal
1,800
Assam
1,800
Andhra Pradesh
1,800
Delhi
300
Manipur
300
Maharashtra
200
Tripura
100
Madhya Pradesh
60
Rajasthan
60
Gujarat
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Odisha 505,000
  Jharkhand 4,800
  Chhattisgarh 3,100
  West Bengal 1,800
  Assam 1,800
  Andhra Pradesh 1,800
  Delhi 300
  Manipur 300
  Maharashtra 200
  Tripura 100
  Madhya Pradesh 60
  Rajasthan 60
  Gujarat 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (484,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Bengali
16,000
Hindi
12,000
Chhattisgarhi
3,400
Kui
1,500
Kurux
1,000
Assamese
600
Mundari: Bhumij
400
Ho
400
Santhali
300
Pengo
200
Powari
200
Munda
80
Kuvi
60
Primary Language Odia (484,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 16,000
  Hindi 12,000
  Chhattisgarhi 3,400
  Kui 1,500
  Kurux 1,000
  Assamese 600
  Mundari: Bhumij 400
  Ho 400
  Santhali 300
  Pengo 200
  Powari 200
  Munda 80
  Kuvi 60
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
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 (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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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