Khandait in India


Population
1,823,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Khandait live in India. They have a reputation for being great warriors.

In Orissa the Khandait read and write in Oriya. They have adult marriages which are arranged through discussion. Junior sororate sometimes takes place which means the husband can marry the sister of his wife, usually after death. Marriage is at the home of the bride. There are specific birth rituals and they cremate the dead. Inheritance is for the sons, with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They are landowners but employ others to work the land. Some are teachers and others work in business. They believe in family planning and education.

In West Bengal the Khandait came from Orissa. They are similar to those in Orissa but they speak, read and write in Bengali. Cultivation is their main work. They can marry with the Karan. Their literacy level is low so the gospel needs to be given in oral form here also.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Khandait dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Khandait to Salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
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People Name General Khandait
People Name in Country Khandait
Population in India 1,823,000
World Population 1,824,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37 to 42
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Khandayat, Mahanayaka Khandayata, Mahanayaka Khyatriya, खंदाित
People ID 17150
ROP3 Code 112500
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 25
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
(1,487,000)
West Bengal
(262,000)
Jharkhand
(26,000)
Chhattisgarh
(18,000)
Assam
(11,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(11,000)
Delhi
(1,700)
Bihar
(1,000)
Maharashtra
(1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar
(900)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Arunachal Pradesh
(400)
Rajasthan
(300)
Meghalaya
(300)
Gujarat
(300)
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 25  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha (1,487,000)
  West Bengal (262,000)
  Jharkhand (26,000)
  Chhattisgarh (18,000)
  Assam (11,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (11,000)
  Delhi (1,700)
  Bihar (1,000)
  Maharashtra (1,000)
  Andaman and Nicobar (900)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Arunachal Pradesh (400)
  Rajasthan (300)
  Meghalaya (300)
  Gujarat (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (1,369,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
(271,000)
Hindi
(59,000)
Assamese
(7,300)
Chhattisgarhi
(3,100)
Santhali
(1,500)
Kui
(1,400)
Mundari
(800)
Ho
(500)
Telugu
(500)
Kuvi
(300)
Maithili
(300)
Magahi
(200)
Pengo
(100)
Kurux
(100)
Bhojpuri
(100)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (1,369,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali (271,000)
  Hindi (59,000)
  Assamese (7,300)
  Chhattisgarhi (3,100)
  Santhali (1,500)
  Kui (1,400)
  Mundari (800)
  Ho (500)
  Telugu (500)
  Kuvi (300)
  Maithili (300)
  Magahi (200)
  Pengo (100)
  Kurux (100)
  Bhojpuri (100)
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
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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