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Karan in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
523,000 Odia Hinduism 0.13 % Unknown   

Karan in India

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Introduction / History
The Kayastha or Karan of India has its origins from a word meaning writer or scribe, which is their traditional occupation. They are not vegetarians.

In Orissa, the Kayastha live in Cuttack and other regions. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have cross-cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. Widows can marry again. They work mainly in agriculture and most are landowners. Hinduism is their religion. They have a good literacy level and use modern medicines and family planning.

In West Bengal, the Kayastha are mainly in the Midnapur district. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

In Bihar they speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Divorce is not allowed but a man can marry again if his wife cannot have children.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Kayastha to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ too.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-08
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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:523,000
Largest States:
Odisha (509,000)Jharkhand (4,800)
Chhattisgarh (3,300)West Bengal (1,900)
Assam (1,800)Andhra Pradesh (1,800)
Delhi (300)Manipur (300)
Maharashtra (200)Tripura (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Karan
People Name General: Karan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112433
Joshua Project People ID: 17093
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 523,000
Population all Countries: 523,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Karan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (488,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (16,000)Hindi (12,000)
Chhattisgarhi (3,400)Kui (1,300)
Kurux (600)Assamese (600)
Mundari: Bhumij (400)Ho (400)
Santhali (300)Pengo (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.13 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.87 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2014
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Odia
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
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)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGospel website in this language
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GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Karan in India

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Karan India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Karan in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Odia  
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