Kayastha Karan in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The word Karan comes from the word meaning scribe which was their traditional work.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives not only in Bangladesh but also in India. A small number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kayastha Karan allow divorce and remarriage, but divorce is not allowed unless the wife cannot have children. Widowers can marry again. They are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. Many are educated, so they have opportunities to work in government and private service. Some are self-employed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kayastha Karan people need the opportunity to be blessed by the Son of God who takes away the sins of the world.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Karan in Bangladesh.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kayastha Karan people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kayastha Karan
families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Kayastha Karan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for a movement of Kayastha Karan households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for the Kayastha Karan people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21156/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kayastha Karan
People Name in Country Kayastha Karan
World Population 657,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Kact, Kaith, Karan, Karen, Kayashtha, Kayasth, Kayath, lala, कायस्ता
People ID 21156
ROP3 Code 117979
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chittagong
74,000
Dhaka
55,000
Sylhet
19,000
Barisal
12,000
Khulna
11,000
Rangpur
7,000
Rajshahi
6,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chittagong 74,000
  Dhaka 55,000
  Sylhet 19,000
  Barisal 12,000
  Khulna 11,000
  Rangpur 7,000
  Rajshahi 6,200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (122,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
27,000
Sylheti
14,000
Bishnupuriya
300
Tippera
200
Primary Language Bengali (122,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 27,000
  Sylheti 14,000
  Bishnupuriya 300
  Tippera 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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