Karan Kayastha 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 Kayastha Karan are not vegetarians. The word Karan comes from the word meaning scribe which was their traditional work.

In Orissa the Karan have some cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce is allowed and so is marrying again. They are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them. Hinduism is their religion. They are educated. They speak, read and write in Oriya.

In West Bengal the Karan speak, read and write in Bengali. They are culturally similar to those in Orissa.

In Bihar they speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are monogamous. Divorce is not allowed unless the wife cannot have children and widowers can marry again. Many work in government and private service. Some are self-employed too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Karan in India.

* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kayastha Karan
People Name in Country Kayastha Karan
Natural Name Karan Kayastha
Natural Pronunciation kar-AHN KAY-uh-stuh
World Population 711,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Karan; Karen; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; lala; कायस्ता
People ID 21156
ROP3 Code 117979
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 10
Largest States
West Bengal
252,000
Assam
97,000
Bihar
76,000
Odisha
54,000
Jharkhand
29,000
Tripura
14,000
Madhya Pradesh
5,400
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Punjab
100
Meghalaya
90
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 10
  West Bengal 252,000
  Assam 97,000
  Bihar 76,000
  Odisha 54,000
  Jharkhand 29,000
  Tripura 14,000
  Madhya Pradesh 5,400
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Punjab 100
  Meghalaya 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (283,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
92,000
Assamese
65,000
Odia
51,000
Bhojpuri
20,000
Maithili
8,600
Magahi
7,900
Angika
700
Chhattisgarhi
600
Kok Borok
200
Surjapuri
100
Primary Language Bengali (283,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 92,000
  Assamese 65,000
  Odia 51,000
  Bhojpuri 20,000
  Maithili 8,600
  Magahi 7,900
  Angika 700
  Chhattisgarhi 600
  Kok Borok 200
  Surjapuri 100
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  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
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 Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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