Jalkeot in India

The Jalkeot have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Jalkeot people have a name that is derived from two words. Jal means either "net" or "water" since traditionally they have been fishermen.


Where Are they Located?

The Jalkeot people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Jalkeot
People Name in Country Jalkeot
Population in India 48,000
World Population 48,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jal Keot, Joluwa, Juluwai Keot, जलकेओत
People ID 16977
ROP3 Code 112288
Country India
Region South Asia
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 4
Largest States
Assam
48,000
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Meghalaya
50
Mizoram
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Assam 48,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Meghalaya 50
  Mizoram 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (42,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bengali
6,200
Primary Language Assamese (42,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 6,200
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1833-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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