Karenga in India

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People Name: Karenga
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 41,000
World Population: 42,400
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.19 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Karenga or Karanga live in West Bengal. Their name is related to those who castrate goats and bullocks. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice as a cereal.

The Karenga have sub groups and clans. They work as carpenters, castrate goats and bullocks and work in agriculture. The women help by selling jewellery.

The Karenga are Hindus. They use modern medicines. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.

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