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Brahmin Kanaujia in India

Brahmin Kanaujia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,166,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Kanaujia in India

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Introduction / History
The Kanyakubja Brahmins receive their name from Kanauj, an ancient city of northern India. The Brahmins are the highest of the four main castes of Hinduism. The Brahmins are the priests, teachers and keepers of the sacred traditions of Hinduism. The Kanyakubja descend from royalty and large landowners of the colonial period. Today the Kanyakubja Brahmins work at the highest level of society in medicine, government, law and business.

Where are they located?
The Kanyakubja Brahmins primarily live in the states of north central India. They also live in smaller numbers western and eastern India.

What are their lives like?
The Kanyakubja Brahmins often live two lives. On one hand they engage in modern Indian society and on the other practice and teach the ancient beliefs of Hinduism as revealed in the Vedas. The Vedas are the earliest Hindu writings and were written in Sanskrit dating back to 1500 BC. Most Kanyakubja are strict vegetarians. They practice monogamy or marriage to one spouse. They speak Hindi and other regional languages. They desire that their children pursue higher education and attain careers as priests, teachers or other respected professionals. Women can inherit property and have higher status than most Indian women.

What are their beliefs?
The Kanyakubja not only practice Hinduism but also teach it to other Indians. They take the lead in Hindu festivals and control the temples of their religion.

Being a Hindu and Brahmin is an essential part of their identity. Hinduism is Dharma or a way of life to them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord would humble the Kanyakubja Brahmins and they would see themselves as sinners in need of the Savior.
* Pray other Indian Christians would reach out and build friendships with the Kanyakubja Brahmins.
* Pray the Kanjakubja would hear a clear presentation of the gospel, believe it and become teachers of the Bible not the Vedas of Hinduism.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-03
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,166,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (2,389,000)Bihar (458,000)
West Bengal (363,000)Madhya Pradesh (225,000)
Maharashtra (188,000)Rajasthan (80,000)
Karnataka (67,000)Jharkhand (65,000)
Gujarat (58,000)Himachal Pradesh (53,000)
Total States on file:21
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Kanaujia
People Name General: Brahmin Kanaujia
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
Satakulaब्रह्मन, कनौजिअ
ROP3 Code: 115727
Joshua Project People ID: 19951
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,166,000
Population all Countries: 4,179,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Kanaujia
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (2,793,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (442,000)Awadhi (347,000)
Bengali (199,000)Bhojpuri (118,000)
Marathi (115,000)Gujarati (61,000)
Maithili (38,000)Odia (31,000)
Dhundari (30,000)Bundeli (27,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 40
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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