Kisan in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Kol 27,000
Oral 27,000
Dhuria 2,000
Sinduria 2,000
Telia 2,000
Agari 300

Introduction / History

Operation World states, "India's ancient, complex, and often difficult to understand past, it's racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity, and the caste system, all make detailed population analysis very difficult."

Kisan people are classed as a scheduled caste. This benefits them in work, parliament, and in other areas. Kisan means "farmer."


Where Are they Located?

Kisan people live in India, in the states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. Many Kisan may now be living in Jharkhand in India. They are called by names according to the states in which they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Kisan use the languages of the states in which they live, however, there is general knowledge of spoken Hindi and Urdu. This is notable, because written and audio scriptural resources are available in these languages.

Kisan are landowners, who cultivate, and agriculture is their main occupation. Those who have no land usually work as agricultural laborers. In West Bengal, they often work on tea plantations.

Many Kisan are tribal peasants who sell honey and wild flowers. They eat rice, mutton, poultry and eggs among other foods. The Kisan men drink alcohol, mostly locally brewed, or home brewed.

Many parents cannot afford education for their children, so many have literacy problems. Many are victims of private moneylenders who charge high interests.

They prefer adult marriages. Marriage with the daughter of a mother's brother is accepted, except in Behar. Divorce is allowed in cases such as adultery, cruelty, and impotence. Parental property is divided equally among the sons. Women have roles in money, social, and religious matters. They have traditional councils at the village level to solve disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Millions of Hindu pilgrims visit Varanasi on the Ganges River, but they will not find there the Living Water of the One who died in their place to pay the penalty for their sin. Kisan are Hindus and worship all the man gods and goddesses. They also worship gods from their tribal roots. They observe Hindu festivals. The Brahmin priests are called Purohit, and local priests perform ceremonies. They use medicine men.

Kisan have pollution periods for both births and deaths. In West Bengal, the dead are mainly cremated, and in Orissa, they are buried.


What Are Their Needs?

Human suffering and disease is immense. Cities are crowded and polluted. Rural areas have no amenities, infrastructure, or power. There is a severe shortage of health care facilities. Disease is widespread. Medical care and instruction are desperately needed.

Kisan people are unreached. Uttar Predesh, alone, possibly represents the most intense concentration of unevangelized people and groups in the world, and therefore, the greatest mission challenge. Thankfully, this is changing today.


Prayer Points

* Pray that use of the JESUS Film in Hindi and Urdu will bare much spiritual fruit as Kisan people see and hear God's truth, and that churches will be planted as a result.
* Pray for a major mobilization of prayer in churches worldwide for Kisan people.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profile/kisan


Profile Source:   Karent Hightower  

People Name General Kisan
People Name in Country Kisan
World Population 1,618,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 32
Alternate Names Birhor, Birhors, Dhangar, Koda, Kola, Kora, Kuda, Kurla, Mircha, Mirdha, Morvas, Nagesia, Nageswar, Urav, किसान
People ID 17195
ROP3 Code 112559
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Kisan
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 6
  Kol 27,000
  Oral 27,000
  Dhuria 2,000
  Sinduria 2,000
  Telia 2,000
  Agari 300
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
1,097,000
Odisha
332,000
West Bengal
98,000
Jharkhand
38,000
Bihar
29,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Assam
5,600
Arunachal Pradesh
1,000
Tripura
800
Chhattisgarh
200
Maharashtra
200
Delhi
90
Andaman and Nicobar
20
Madhya Pradesh
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Uttar Pradesh 1,097,000
  Odisha 332,000
  West Bengal 98,000
  Jharkhand 38,000
  Bihar 29,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Assam 5,600
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,000
  Tripura 800
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Maharashtra 200
  Delhi 90
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
  Madhya Pradesh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (682,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
273,000
Kanauji
202,000
Kurux
187,000
Odia
136,000
Bengali
87,000
Chhattisgarhi
6,800
Sadri
5,700
Maithili
5,400
Kumaoni
4,800
Santhali
3,300
Assamese
3,000
Magahi
1,700
Mundari
1,500
Kharia
900
Ho
600
Primary Language Hindi (682,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 53
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 273,000
  Kanauji 202,000
  Kurux 187,000
  Odia 136,000
  Bengali 87,000
  Chhattisgarhi 6,800
  Sadri 5,700
  Maithili 5,400
  Kumaoni 4,800
  Santhali 3,300
  Assamese 3,000
  Magahi 1,700
  Mundari 1,500
  Kharia 900
  Ho 600
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.70 %
Islam
0.06 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
1.55 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karent Hightower  
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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