Konai in Bangladesh

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Konai
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,100
World Population: 157,100
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Konai are also named Chasi Konai. The word chasi means cultivator. They are a scheduled caste that speaks Bengali.

Where Are they Located?

Most live in India's state of West Bengal, but some are further east in Bangladesh.

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 form too.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Konai are one of the Hindu peoples in Muslim Bangladesh.

What Are Their Needs?

The Konai people need the opportunity to own land so that they can fully benefit from the fruit of their labor.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Konai people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Konai families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for the Konai people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Konai family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Konai communities.

Text Source:   Keith Carey