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Kaora in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
347,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.74 % Unknown   

Kaora in India

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Introduction / History
The Kaora people have a legend that they evolved out of a kaya, meaning shadow, and their name is a derivative of this word.

Where are they located?
These people live mainly in India's state of West Bengal, but they are also distributed in other parts of the country (see map). Like most people in West Bengal, they speak Bengali.

What are their lives like?
The Kaora people are mostly landless. They work as agricultural laborers and fish cultivators. Some raise pigs and goats while others are drummers, rickshaw-pullers or palanquin-bearers. They do not have many educational opportunities, and they suffer from illiteracy.

Common surnames among them include Kahar, Mandal, and Paramanik. Their girls get married between the ages of 12-16, and boys are married between 20-25. Women have very low status in Kaora communities.

What are their beliefs?
The Kaora people are entirely Hindu, and they worship a variety of Hindu gods and goddesses. They go to the same temples as other communities.

What are their needs?
Christ followers could help the Kaora people develop their own fisheries and fish ponds. We could also help them increase their literacy rate by offering tutoring and schooling.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Hindu gods will be discredited and that Christ will be lifted high among the Kaora people.
Pray that the principalities and powers of the air that confuse them will be bound so that the light of Jesus may enter their lives.
Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors to go to them with the gospel.
Pray that Bengali Christian materials will find their way into Kaora homes.

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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:347,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (324,000)Jharkhand (9,500)
Odisha (2,400)Bihar (1,500)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,300)Tripura (1,300)
Delhi (1,000)Chhattisgarh (800)
Maharashtra (800)Meghalaya (600)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kaora
People Name General: Kaora
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112425
Joshua Project People ID: 17085
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 347,000
Population all Countries: 353,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kaora
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (272,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (19,000)Odia (1,000)
Maithili (300)Andaman Hindi Creole (200)
Kannada (40)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.13 % 
Christianity0.74 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.13 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Kaora in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Kaora India    
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