Kachari in India


Population
138,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dimasa or Kachari Dimasa live in Assam in India. Dimasa means 'children of the big river' -- the Brahmaputra River. They belong to the Indo-Mongoloid people. Most live in the North Cachar Hills. They are well off financially. They do cane and bamboo crafts and also make textiles.

The Dimasa are Hindus and worship the Banglaraja as their main deity. Other deities are worshipped by them too. They build their houses on hill slopes near a river.

Music and dance are important to the Kachari Dimasa. They celebrate festivals. Cultivation is their main work. The dead are cremated by them by the side of a river or stream.

The Kachari Dimasa speak in Dimasa and can speak Hindi too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that being well off does not get in the way of them accepting Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.


References

http://www.indianetzone.com/10/dimasa_tribe_assam.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kachari
People Name in Country Kachari
Population in India 138,000
World Population 149,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bodo Kacari, Boro, Dimasa, कचारी, दिमासा
People ID 17130
ROP3 Code 112479
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Assam
(122,000)
Nagaland
(8,100)
West Bengal
(3,500)
Meghalaya
(2,200)
Arunachal Pradesh
(1,200)
Mizoram
(100)
Tripura
(100)
Manipur
(40)
Delhi
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Assam (122,000)
  Nagaland (8,100)
  West Bengal (3,500)
  Meghalaya (2,200)
  Arunachal Pradesh (1,200)
  Mizoram (100)
  Tripura (100)
  Manipur (40)
  Delhi (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Deori (76,000 speakers)
Language Code der   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Dimasa
(39,000)
Assamese
(9,100)
Boro
(7,300)
Bengali
(3,000)
Khasi
(1,300)
Karbi
(1,100)
Hindi
(800)
Amri Karbi
(800)
Chin, Thado
(300)
Garo
(200)
Hmar
(200)
Naga, Zeme
(100)
Mizo
(80)
Naga, Lotha
(70)
Naga, Ao
(70)
People Groups Speaking Deori
Primary Language Deori (76,000 speakers)
Language Code der   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Dimasa (39,000)
  Assamese (9,100)
  Boro (7,300)
  Bengali (3,000)
  Khasi (1,300)
  Karbi (1,100)
  Hindi (800)
  Amri Karbi (800)
  Chin, Thado (300)
  Garo (200)
  Hmar (200)
  Naga, Zeme (100)
  Mizo (80)
  Naga, Lotha (70)
  Naga, Ao (70)
People Groups Speaking Deori

Primary Language:  Deori

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.71 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.86 %
Islam
0.16 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.13 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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