Kaibartta Jalia in Bangladesh

Kaibartta Jalia
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kaibartta Jalia
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 243,000
World Population: 770,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
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 Jalia Kaibarta were originally aborigines who later became part of the Hindu community. They are a scheduled caste.

Where Are they Located?

The Jalia Kaibarta of West Bengal speak, read and write in Bengali. Some live in Bangladesh or India's northeastern states of Tripura, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Fishing is their main work. Some of them work in laboring and agriculture.

In Tripura, fishing is their main work. Some are teachers and others do admin work. Their education level is improving.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Like other Hindus the Jalia Kaibarta people will worship whatever deity they believe will help them in their daily lives.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jalia Kaibarta people need to find a way to enjoy the blessings of the only savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Jalia Kaibarta people in Bangladesh will have a spiritual hunger and find satisfaction in Jesus Christ.
Pray for workers to go to the Jalia Kaibarta people and be a blessing to their community.
Pray for a church planting movement to flourish among this people group.

Text Source:   Keith Carey