Karenga 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 Karenga name is related to those who castrate goats and bullocks. The Karenga or Karanga live in West Bengal. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They have subgroups and clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as carpenters, castrate goats and bullocks and work in agriculture. The women sell jewelry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Karenga people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hin


What Are Their Needs?

The Karenga people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to seek and find the Lord. Pray for a disciple making movement this decade. Pray that Indian believers lead them to the only Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Karenga in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Karenga
People Name in Country Karenga
Population this Country 49,000
Population all Countries 51,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chhutar; Karanga; Karga; Karonga; Koraga; Koranga; Koronga; Kuranga; Kurunga; Pathria; करेंगा
People ID 17104
ROP3 Code 112446
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 6
Largest States
West Bengal
42,000
Odisha
4,100
Jharkhand
2,000
Bihar
100
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Tripura
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 6
  West Bengal 42,000
  Odisha 4,100
  Jharkhand 2,000
  Bihar 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Tripura 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Odia
3,500
Hindi
3,400
Kudmali
500
Primary Language Bengali (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Odia 3,500
  Hindi 3,400
  Kudmali 500
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more