Brahmin, Kanaujia in India


Population
4,561,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kanyakubja Brahmin in India are also called also Kanaujia Brahmin and their name comes from the town of Kanauj. They are mostly vegetarian and they like wheat and rice. Their religion is Hinduism.

In Uttar Pradesh they speak Awadhl and read and write in Devanagari. In marriage they are strictly monogamous. Divorce is not allowed but widowers can marry again. The sons inherit the property while the oldest son is in charge of the home on the death of the father. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. There is a death pollution period. They work in cultivation and other paid work. Higher education is desired for their children and they do family planning.

In Bihar they can be called Babaji. Bhojpuri and Hindi are spoken by them and they read and write in Devanagari. On inheritance, property is shared equally among sons and daughters with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. In the villages they are priests or work in agriculture. They read and write well.

In Delhi the Kanaujia speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Some have small businesses. They are well educated.

In Madhya Pradesh, they live in Jabalpur and other regions. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devangari. They work mainly in agriculture and some are priests.


Prayer Points

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


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-03
People Name General Brahmin, Kanaujia
People Name in Country Brahmin, Kanaujia
Population in India 4,561,000
World Population 4,573,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Antarvedi, Babaji, Bahun, Bajey, Brahman Terai, Brahmin Terai, Dasakula, Kanaujia, Kankubia, Kanyakubja, Maharaj, Panditji, Satakula, ब्रह्मन, कनौजिअ
People ID 19951
ROP3 Code 115727
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(2,701,000)
Bihar
(487,000)
West Bengal
(377,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(233,000)
Maharashtra
(195,000)
Rajasthan
(83,000)
Karnataka
(69,000)
Jharkhand
(69,000)
Gujarat
(60,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(55,000)
Uttarakhand
(52,000)
Odisha
(51,000)
Assam
(49,000)
Chhattisgarh
(28,000)
Delhi
(27,000)
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh (2,701,000)
  Bihar (487,000)
  West Bengal (377,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (233,000)
  Maharashtra (195,000)
  Rajasthan (83,000)
  Karnataka (69,000)
  Jharkhand (69,000)
  Gujarat (60,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (55,000)
  Uttarakhand (52,000)
  Odisha (51,000)
  Assam (49,000)
  Chhattisgarh (28,000)
  Delhi (27,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,813,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
(449,000)
Awadhi
(364,000)
Bengali
(206,000)
Bhojpuri
(124,000)
Marathi
(115,000)
Gujarati
(61,000)
Maithili
(38,000)
Odia
(36,000)
Dhundari
(34,000)
Bundeli
(27,000)
Kumaoni
(18,000)
Assamese
(16,000)
Konkani, Goan
(14,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(12,000)
Garhwali
(11,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (2,813,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji (449,000)
  Awadhi (364,000)
  Bengali (206,000)
  Bhojpuri (124,000)
  Marathi (115,000)
  Gujarati (61,000)
  Maithili (38,000)
  Odia (36,000)
  Dhundari (34,000)
  Bundeli (27,000)
  Kumaoni (18,000)
  Assamese (16,000)
  Konkani, Goan (14,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (12,000)
  Garhwali (11,000)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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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