Karenga in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Karenga
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 49,000
World Population: 50,700
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.19 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Karenga name is related to those who castrate goats and bullocks. The Karenga or Karanga live in West Bengal. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They have subgroups and clans.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as carpenters, castrate goats and bullocks and work in agriculture. The women sell jewelry.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Karenga people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hin

What Are Their Needs?

The Karenga people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.

Prayer Points

Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to seek and find the Lord. Pray for a disciple making movement this decade. Pray that Indian believers lead them to the only Savior.

Text Source:   Keith Carey