Namassej Chandel in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Namassej Chandel
People Name in Country Namassej Chandel
World Population 4,385,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 30
Alternate Names नमास्सेज चंदेलनलावार
People ID 21212
ROP3 Code 118033
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
947,000
Assam
315,000
Tripura
88,000
Odisha
60,000
Bihar
58,000
Jharkhand
6,100
Andaman and Nicobar
5,400
Maharashtra
3,700
Uttar Pradesh
1,800
Manipur
1,300
Delhi
1,100
Nagaland
1,100
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Meghalaya
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 947,000
  Assam 315,000
  Tripura 88,000
  Odisha 60,000
  Bihar 58,000
  Jharkhand 6,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 5,400
  Maharashtra 3,700
  Uttar Pradesh 1,800
  Manipur 1,300
  Delhi 1,100
  Nagaland 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Meghalaya 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (1,053,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Assamese
246,000
Hindi
89,000
Odia
38,000
Maithili
24,000
Sadri
13,000
Kok Borok
4,600
Amri Karbi
2,700
Bhatri
700
Kurux
400
Pengo
300
Mundari
200
Santhali
200
Andaman Creole Hindi
80
Bhojpuri
70
Primary Language Bengali (1,053,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 246,000
  Hindi 89,000
  Odia 38,000
  Maithili 24,000
  Sadri 13,000
  Kok Borok 4,600
  Amri Karbi 2,700
  Bhatri 700
  Kurux 400
  Pengo 300
  Mundari 200
  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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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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Shawn Ahmed  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.