Karan in India

The Karan 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 Kayastha or Karan of India has its origins from a word meaning writer or scribe, which is their traditional occupation. They are not vegetarians.

In Orissa, the Kayastha live in Cuttack and other regions. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have cross-cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. Widows can marry again. They work mainly in agriculture and most are landowners. Hinduism is their religion. They have a good literacy level and use modern medicines and family planning.

In West Bengal, the Kayastha are mainly in the Midnapur district. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

In Bihar they speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Divorce is not allowed but a man can marry again if his wife cannot have children.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Karan in India.

Pray that gospel materials will bring the Kayastha to Jesus Christ.
Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishing_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-08
People Name General Karan
People Name in Country Karan
Population this Country 616,000
Population all Countries 616,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Mahanti; कारण
People ID 17093
ROP3 Code 112433
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 13
Largest States
Odisha
599,000
Jharkhand
5,600
Chhattisgarh
3,900
West Bengal
2,200
Assam
2,000
Andhra Pradesh
2,000
Delhi
400
Manipur
300
Maharashtra
300
Tripura
100
Rajasthan
70
Madhya Pradesh
70
Gujarat
50
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 13
  Odisha 599,000
  Jharkhand 5,600
  Chhattisgarh 3,900
  West Bengal 2,200
  Assam 2,000
  Andhra Pradesh 2,000
  Delhi 400
  Manipur 300
  Maharashtra 300
  Tripura 100
  Rajasthan 70
  Madhya Pradesh 70
  Gujarat 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (491,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
16,000
Hindi
12,000
Chhattisgarhi
3,800
Kui
1,300
Kurux
600
Assamese
600
Mundari: Bhumij
400
Ho
400
Santhali
300
Pengo
200
Powari
200
Desiya
80
Munda
80
Kuvi
60
Kui, Dawik
20
Primary Language Odia (491,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 16,000
  Hindi 12,000
  Chhattisgarhi 3,800
  Kui 1,300
  Kurux 600
  Assamese 600
  Mundari: Bhumij 400
  Ho 400
  Santhali 300
  Pengo 200
  Powari 200
  Desiya 80
  Munda 80
  Kuvi 60
  Kui, Dawik 20
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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