Kayastha Karan in Nepal


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Introduction / History

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


Where Are they Located?

Most of these people live in Bangladesh or India, but 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 Nepal.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kayastha Karan people in Nepal 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 712,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Karan; Karen; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; lala; कायस्ता
People ID 21156
ROP3 Code 117979
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Janakpur
300
Sagarmatha
300
Narayani
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Janakpur 300
  Sagarmatha 300
  Narayani 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maithili (800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.