Karan Kayastha in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word Karan comes from the word meaning scribe which was their traditional work.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives not only in Bangladesh but also in India. A small number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kayastha Karan allow divorce and remarriage, but divorce is not allowed unless the wife cannot have children. Widowers can marry again. They are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. Many are educated, so they have opportunities to work in government and private service. Some are self-employed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kayastha Karan people need the opportunity to be blessed by the Son of God who takes away the sins of the world.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kayastha Karan people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Kayastha Karan
families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Kayastha Karan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for a movement of Kayastha Karan households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for the Kayastha Karan people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Karan in Bangladesh.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21156/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kayastha Karan
People Name in Country Kayastha Karan
Natural Name Karan Kayastha
Pronunciation kar-AHN KAY-uh-stuh
Population this Country 256,000
Population all Countries 889,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Karan; Karen; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; lala; कायस्ता
People ID 21156
ROP3 Code 117979
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chittagong
87,000
Dhaka
61,000
Khulna
39,000
Sylhet
32,000
Barisal
13,000
Rangpur
10,000
Rajshahi
8,100
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chittagong 87,000
  Dhaka 61,000
  Khulna 39,000
  Sylhet 32,000
  Barisal 13,000
  Rangpur 10,000
  Rajshahi 8,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (190,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
40,000
Sylheti
28,000
Bishnupuriya
1,000
Kok Borok
400
Primary Language Bengali (190,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 40,000
  Sylheti 28,000
  Bishnupuriya 1,000
  Kok Borok 400
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  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more