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Kanda in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kanda in India

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Introduction / History
The traditional occupation of the Kanda people was to provide flowers for the royal palace.

Where are they located?
The Kanda people live in India's northeastern state of Tripura.

What are their lives like?
The Kanda are usually day laborers, but many of them work all kinds of other jobs. Given their location in northeastern India, it's not a surprise that some work in tea estates.

When a Kanda couple gets married, they live with or near the husband's parents. They have both nuclear and extended families. They don't get married until they are adults, and their marriages are monogamous.

What are their beliefs?
These people are entirely Hindu. They worship Maimurubbi and Laxmi as family deities, the latter being the goddess of wealth. Every Thursday they worship Trinath.

What are their needs?
The Kanda people need more education so they can have more economic opportunities and a higher literacy rate.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers with a good educational background to go to the Kanda people and help them with their educational needs.
* There are strong Christ-ward movements among peoples in nearby states. Pray that some of these believers will go to the Kanda people with the gospel.
* Because these people speak Bengali, there are many Christian resources available that they can understand. Pray for these materials to reach every Kanda community.

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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:3,000
Largest States:
Tripura (2,900)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kanda
People Name General: Kanda
Alternate People Names:
Kuiकांदा
ROP3 Code: 112415
Joshua Project People ID: 17077
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,000
Population all Countries: 3,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Kanda
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (600)Kok Borok (100)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kanda in India

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