Konai in India


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

Introduction / History

The word chasi means cultivator. The Konai are also named Chasi Konai. The Konai are a Scheduled Caste living in West Bengal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Konai are landless. Agricultural laboring is their main work. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. Bengali is their language, and there are many gospel materials in that language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is the religion that they follow. As Hindus, they offer worship to the gods and spirit beings they believe will provide them with favor and protection.


What Are Their Needs?

The Konai people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will help them start their own movement to Christ. Pray for workers and intercessors. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film to become easily available to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Konai in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Konai
People Name in Country Konai
Population this Country 150,000
Population all Countries 156,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chasi Konai; Konarai; कोनाई
People ID 12771
ROP3 Code 105163
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 12
Largest States
West Bengal
147,000
Jharkhand
1,000
Odisha
700
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Delhi
200
Maharashtra
100
Bihar
100
Nagaland
70
Meghalaya
70
Manipur
40
Chhattisgarh
40
Uttarakhand
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 12
  West Bengal 147,000
  Jharkhand 1,000
  Odisha 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Delhi 200
  Maharashtra 100
  Bihar 100
  Nagaland 70
  Meghalaya 70
  Manipur 40
  Chhattisgarh 40
  Uttarakhand 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (121,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
5,700
Odia
200
Maithili
70
Kumaoni
Primary Language Bengali (121,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 5,700
  Odia 200
  Maithili 70
  Kumaoni 10
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  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Biblical answers to your questions
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more