Kachari, Dimasa in India


Population
174,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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, Dimasa
People Name in Country Kachari, Dimasa
Population in India 174,000
World Population 186,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bodo Kacari, Boro, Dimasa, Kachari, कचारी, दिमासा
People ID 17130
ROP3 Code 112479
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Largest States
Assam (158,000) Nagaland (8,400) West Bengal (3,700)
Meghalaya (2,000) Arunachal Pradesh (1,200) Mizoram (100)
Tripura (100) Delhi (90) Manipur (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Assam (158,000) Nagaland (8,400)
West Bengal (3,700) Meghalaya (2,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,200) Mizoram (100)
Tripura (100) Delhi (90)
Manipur (40)
Primary Language: Deori (76,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: der   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 55
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Dimasa (62,000) Assamese (11,000) Bodo (9,400)
Bengali (3,700) Karbi (1,500) Khasi (1,100)
Hindi (900) Amri Karbi (800) Hmar (200)
Garo (200) Mizo (100) Naga, Zeme (80)
Naga, Lotha (70) Nepali (70) Naga, Ao (60)
Naga, Angami (40) Ho (30) English (30)
Rabha (30) Mising (20)
Primary Language: Deori (76,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: der   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 55
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Dimasa (62,000) Assamese (11,000)
Bodo (9,400) Bengali (3,700)
Karbi (1,500) Khasi (1,100)
Hindi (900) Amri Karbi (800)
Hmar (200) Garo (200)
Mizo (100) Naga, Zeme (80)
Naga, Lotha (70) Nepali (70)
Naga, Ao (60) Naga, Angami (40)
Ho (30) English (30)
Rabha (30) Mising (20)
Primary Language: Deori

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.32 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.37 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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