Namassej Chandel in India


Population
1,543,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Where Are they Located?

They are found all over West Bengal, northeast Indian states, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kornatak, Maharastra, Chhattishgarh, Uttaranchal and to some extent all over India. But very few are found in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Naru. In very small inhabitations they are found in U.K., Canada and U.S.A.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their cultural life is very much like an average Bengali. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. They were also very honest but after the division of India there has been great deterioration. Their economic condition is very bad. Average literacy is observed among them. The number of people with higher education has not been high. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture. A very small number of their population is doing government and private jobs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their community reformation started with one religious leader who believed in Monist Hinduism or Motua religion. They are Adi-Rikved believers which is devoid of Varna system. His son and other descendants took charge of his unfinished work. They manage Matua -Mahasangha. One such Mahasangha has now been established in New York, U.S.A. Their holy books are Harililamrito (in Bengali), Guruchandcharitaamrit (in Bengali), Namassejsantokotha or Matuasmritokotha (in English, published from LAP, Germany). Their main spiritual leaders are Harichand, Guruchand, Rev C.S.Mead.They are spiritually influenced by traditional Indian religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Boishnbism, Sakta and Brahmoism.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Namassej Chandel
People Name in Country Namassej Chandel
Population in India 1,543,000
World Population 4,460,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 31 to 36
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 21212
ROP3 Code 118033
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(1,008,000)
Assam
(310,000)
Tripura
(85,000)
Odisha
(58,000)
Bihar
(58,000)
Jharkhand
(5,900)
Andaman and Nicobar
(5,300)
Maharashtra
(3,400)
Manipur
(1,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,700)
Delhi
(1,100)
Meghalaya
(1,000)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(600)
Uttarakhand
(600)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal (1,008,000)
  Assam (310,000)
  Tripura (85,000)
  Odisha (58,000)
  Bihar (58,000)
  Jharkhand (5,900)
  Andaman and Nicobar (5,300)
  Maharashtra (3,400)
  Manipur (1,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,700)
  Delhi (1,100)
  Meghalaya (1,000)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (600)
  Uttarakhand (600)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (1,142,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Assamese
(246,000)
Hindi
(123,000)
Odia
(37,000)
Maithili
(20,000)
Sadri
(15,000)
Amri Karbi
(2,700)
Kurux
(1,500)
Kok Borok
(1,500)
Bhatri
(700)
Mundari
(500)
Pengo
(300)
Santhali
(200)
Andaman Creole Hindi
(80)
Bhojpuri
(70)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (1,142,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Assamese (246,000)
  Hindi (123,000)
  Odia (37,000)
  Maithili (20,000)
  Sadri (15,000)
  Amri Karbi (2,700)
  Kurux (1,500)
  Kok Borok (1,500)
  Bhatri (700)
  Mundari (500)
  Pengo (300)
  Santhali (200)
  Andaman Creole Hindi (80)
  Bhojpuri (70)
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
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.79 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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