Kachari (Hindu traditions) in India

The Kachari (Hindu traditions) have only been reported 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 Thengal are a subgroup of the larger Kachari people. They live in Assam and speak, read and write in Assamese. Scholars are trying to decide if they are actually part of the Assamese majority in this region since the Kachari also speak Assamese. Like most people groups in India's northeast, they look more Mongolian than South Asian.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thengal work in agriculture. The women are good at weaving. They have a council to look after their needs. The Thengal allow the bereaved and divorced to marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is a mixture of local religion and Hinduism. Bihu is a spring festival. It is their main festival and they celebrate it along with their neighbors. They also celebrate a festival each April they call Taro Chira which is also very important.


What Are Their Needs?

The Thengal Kachari people need the hope, joy and peace that only comes from being submitted to Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kachari (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray that Indian believers will faithfully pray for them and send workers to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the blessings of Jesus.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kachari (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kachari (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 83,000
Population all Countries 83,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Kanchagar; Kanchar; Kanchari; Kunchiliyan; Kunchitiga; Thengal; कचारी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17034
ROP3 Code 112370
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 5
Largest States
Maharashtra
80,000
Assam
1,200
Telangana
700
Karnataka
700
Tamil Nadu
100
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 5
  Maharashtra 80,000
  Assam 1,200
  Telangana 700
  Karnataka 700
  Tamil Nadu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (73,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
7,900
Assamese
1,200
Kannada
300
Khandesi
100
Ahirani
80
Tamil
80
Konkani, Goan
60
Konkani
40
Primary Language Marathi (73,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 7,900
  Assamese 1,200
  Kannada 300
  Khandesi 100
  Ahirani 80
  Tamil 80
  Konkani, Goan 60
  Konkani 40
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.90 %
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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