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Jalkeot in India

Jalkeot

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
49,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.27 % Unknown   

Jalkeot in India

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Introduction / History
The Jalkeot people have a name that is derived from two words. Jal means either "net" or "water" since traditionally they have been fishermen.

Where are they located?
The Jalkeot people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India.

What are their lives like?
The Jalkeot people are Hindu, and Brahmin priests preside over their wedding ceremonies. Adult marriages are the norm, and their marriages are monogamous. They no longer have a bride price like they did before India's independence in 1947.
They had a low literacy rate before independence, but now the Assamese government is taking steps towards raising the literacy rate.
Traditionally the Jalkeot people were fishermen. Most of them still fish for a living, but many of them are now farmers or small business owners. They are members of the All Assam Scheduled Caste Development Community. As scheduled caste members, they have low status in India.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all of the Jalkeot people are Hindu. As members of a scheduled caste, they have low enough status that they are likely to have some openness to the gospel if someone goes to them.

What are their needs?
As you can see from the section to the right entitled "Ministry Resources" there are many good tools for sharing the gospel with the Jalkeot people. They speak Assamese, which is one of the key languages of northeastern India. Many of the surrounding peoples of this part of India have strong churches. Some of these believers need to go to them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that believers from other states in India will go as His ambassadors to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray that Christian resources in the Assamese language will become readily available to the Jalkeot people.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the gospel of peace and to the Savior.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:49,000
Largest States:
Assam (48,000)Arunachal Pradesh (100)
Meghalaya (50)Mizoram (30)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jalkeot
People Name General: Jalkeot
Alternate People Names:
Jal KeotJoluwa
Juluwai Keotजलकेओत
ROP3 Code: 112288
Joshua Project People ID: 16977
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 49,000
Population all Countries: 49,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Assamese
People Name General: Jalkeot
Ethnic Code: CNN25a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Assamese (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (5,100)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.27 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.73 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1822-1974
New Testament:
1819-1993
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChristassam recordings
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Jalkeot in India

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