Karan Kayastha in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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

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 to 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Karan in Nepal.


References

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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kayastha Karan
People Name in Country Kayastha Karan
Natural Name Karan Kayastha
Pronunciation kar-AHN KAY-uh-stuh
Population this Country 900
Population all Countries 889,000
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 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Janakpur
300
Sagarmatha
300
Narayani
300
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Janakpur 300
  Sagarmatha 300
  Narayani 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (900 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maithili (900 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maithili
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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