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Kachari Dimasa in Bangladesh

Kachari Dimasa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Kachari Dimasa in Bangladesh

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The name "Dimasa" stands for "children of the big river," referring to the Brahmaputra river. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of the northeastern part of India, and one of the many Kachari tribes. Dimasa believe that they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Aarikhidima. Among the six ancestral gods, Sibrai is the eldest and the most important and during worship his name is to be uttered first. The traditional village headman is a Khunang, having both executive and judiciary powers. He is assisted by another official called the Dillik, and a third man, the Daulathu. They are farmers, and raise many kinds of crops and produce.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of sustained, focused prayer inhibits the advance of the Lord's kingdom throughout South Asia. There are powerful spiritual forces that resist the gospel, and these are overcome by prayer.

Outreach Ideas
The New Testament is available in the Dimasa language, as well as resources such as recordings and films. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people who can help them understand the gospel.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no reported Christians among the Dimasa of Bangladesh, but there are reported Christians within this people group in India. Please pray for spiritual maturity for these Christians, and for an increase in their numbers.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Lord will grant spiritual understanding to all the people groups of Bangladesh. Pray he will reveal Jesus in powerful and convincing ways, and will grant people faith to believe.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:38 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:11,000
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (5,600)Dhaka (3,000)
Chittagong (2,900)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kachari Dimasa
People Name General: Kachari Dimasa
Alternate People Names:
Bodo KacariBoro
Dimasaकचारी, दिमासा
ROP3 Code: 112479
Joshua Project People ID: 17130
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 156,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kachari Dimasa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dimasa (8,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dis    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (1,900)Chittagonian (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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1905-1908
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dimasa
Text / Printed MatterBible: Dimasa New Testament
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Kachari Dimasa in Bangladesh

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Kachari Dimasa Bangladesh    
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