The Jalkeot people have a name that is derived from two words. Jal means either "net" or "water" since traditionally they have been fishermen.
The Jalkeot people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India.
The Jalkeot people are Hindu, and Brahmin priests preside over their wedding ceremonies. Adult marriages are the norm, and their marriages are monogamous. They no longer have a bride price like they did before India's independence in 1947.
They had a low literacy rate before independence, but now the Assamese government is taking steps towards raising the literacy rate.
Traditionally the Jalkeot people were fishermen. Most of them still fish for a living, but many of them are now farmers or small business owners. They are members of the All Assam Scheduled Caste Development Community. As scheduled caste members, they have low status in India.
Almost all of the Jalkeot people are Hindu. As members of a scheduled caste, they have low enough status that they are likely to have some openness to the gospel if someone goes to them.
As you can see from the section to the right entitled "Ministry Resources" there are many good tools for sharing the gospel with the Jalkeot people. They speak Assamese, which is one of the key languages of northeastern India. Many of the surrounding peoples of this part of India have strong churches. Some of these believers need to go to them.
Pray that believers from other states in India will go as His ambassadors to the Jalkeot people.
Pray that Christian resources in the Assamese language will become readily available to the Jalkeot people.
Pray for spiritual openness to the gospel of peace and to the Savior.
Scripture Prayers for the Jalkeot in India.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|People Name General||Jalkeot|
|People Name in Country||Jalkeot|
|Alternate Names||Jal Keot; Joluwa; Juluwai Keot; जलकेओत|
|Population this Country||30,000|
|Population all Countries||30,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Assamese (22,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||asm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Assamese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1819-1993)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture||Talking Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Assamese||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Assamese||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store||Operation Agape|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Assamese||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Christ for the Nations||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Assamese||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online New Testament (Bibles India)||Operation Agape|