Kanaujia Brahmin in India


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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kanyakubja Brahmins receive their name from Kanauj, an ancient city of northern India. The Brahmins are the highest of the four main castes of Hinduism. The Brahmins are the priests, teachers and keepers of the sacred traditions of Hinduism. The Kanyakubja descend from royalty and large landowners of the colonial period. Today the Kanyakubja Brahmins work at the highest level of society in medicine, government, law and business.


Where Are they Located?

The Kanyakubja Brahmins primarily live in the states of north central India. They also live in smaller numbers western and eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kanyakubja Brahmins often live two lives. On one hand they engage in modern Indian society and on the other practice and teach the ancient beliefs of Hinduism as revealed in the Vedas. The Vedas are the earliest Hindu writings and were written in Sanskrit dating back to 1500 BC. Most Kanyakubja are strict vegetarians. They practice monogamy or marriage to one spouse. They speak Hindi and other regional languages. They desire that their children pursue higher education and attain careers as priests, teachers or other respected professionals. Women can inherit property and have higher status than most Indian women.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kanyakubja not only practice Hinduism but also teach it to other Indians. They take the lead in Hindu festivals and control the temples of their religion.

Being a Hindu and Brahmin is an essential part of their identity. Hinduism is Dharma or a way of life to them.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord would humble the Kanyakubja Brahmins and they would see themselves as sinners in need of the Savior.
Pray other Indian Christians would reach out and build friendships with the Kanyakubja Brahmins.
Pray the Kanjakubja would hear a clear presentation of the gospel, believe it and become teachers of the Bible not the Vedas of Hinduism.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Kanaujia in India.


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Brahmin Kanaujia
People Name in Country Brahmin Kanaujia
Natural Name Kanaujia Brahmin
Pronunciation kuh-NO-gee-ah BRAH-min
Alternate Names Antarvedi; Babaji; Bahun; Bajey; Brahman Terai; Brahmin Terai; Dasakula; Kanaujia; Kankubia; Kanyakubja; Maharaj; Panditji; Satakula; ब्रह्मन, कनौजिअ
Population this Country 5,100,000
Population all Countries 5,114,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 102
People ID 19951
ROP3 Code 115727
ROP25 Code 301405
ROP25 Name Brahmin
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,875,000
Bihar
608,000
West Bengal
444,000
Madhya Pradesh
271,000
Maharashtra
225,000
Rajasthan
95,000
Jharkhand
84,000
Karnataka
78,000
Uttarakhand
70,000
Gujarat
65,000
Himachal Pradesh
63,000
Assam
60,000
Odisha
56,000
Chhattisgarh
46,000
Delhi
31,000
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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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,875,000
  Bihar 608,000
  West Bengal 444,000
  Madhya Pradesh 271,000
  Maharashtra 225,000
  Rajasthan 95,000
  Jharkhand 84,000
  Karnataka 78,000
  Uttarakhand 70,000
  Gujarat 65,000
  Himachal Pradesh 63,000
  Assam 60,000
  Odisha 56,000
  Chhattisgarh 46,000
  Delhi 31,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (2,703,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 41
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
443,000
Awadhi
289,000
Bengali
235,000
Bhojpuri
150,000
Marathi
121,000
Gujarati
58,000
Maithili
51,000
Bundeli
34,000
Odia
32,000
Dhundari
30,000
Kumaoni
19,000
Assamese
18,000
Chhattisgarhi
16,000
Konkani, Goan
13,000
Garhwali
11,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,703,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 41
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji 443,000
  Awadhi 289,000
  Bengali 235,000
  Bhojpuri 150,000
  Marathi 121,000
  Gujarati 58,000
  Maithili 51,000
  Bundeli 34,000
  Odia 32,000
  Dhundari 30,000
  Kumaoni 19,000
  Assamese 18,000
  Chhattisgarhi 16,000
  Konkani, Goan 13,000
  Garhwali 11,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source David Kugel 
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