Konai in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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
Alternate Names Chasi Konai; Konarai; कोनाई
Population this Country 153,000
Population all Countries 159,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 12771
ROP3 Code 105163
ROP25 Code 304164
ROP25 Name Konai (India)
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
West Bengal
148,000
Jharkhand
1,000
Odisha
700
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Delhi
200
Bihar
100
Maharashtra
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  West Bengal 148,000
  Jharkhand 1,000
  Odisha 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Delhi 200
  Bihar 100
  Maharashtra 100
  Nagaland 70
  Meghalaya 70
  Manipur 40
  Chhattisgarh 40
  Uttarakhand 20
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Bengali (123,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
2,900
Maithili
400
Odia
200
Kumaoni
Primary Language Bengali (123,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 2,900
  Maithili 400
  Odia 200
  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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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. Learn more.



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