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Khandait in India


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2,050,000 Odia Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Khandait in India

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Introduction / History
The Khandait live in India. They have a reputation for being great warriors.

In Orissa the Khandait read and write in Oriya. They have adult marriages which are arranged through discussion. Junior sororate sometimes takes place which means the husband can marry the sister of his wife, usually after death. Marriage is at the home of the bride. There are specific birth rituals and they cremate the dead. Inheritance is for the sons, with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They are landowners but employ others to work the land. Some are teachers and others work in business. They believe in family planning and education.

In West Bengal the Khandait came from Orissa. They are similar to those in Orissa but they speak, read and write in Bengali. Cultivation is their main work. They can marry with the Karan. Their literacy level is low so the gospel needs to be given in oral form here also.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Khandait dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials will bring the Khandait to Salvation too.

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

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,050,000
Largest States:
Odisha (1,642,000)West Bengal (306,000)
Jharkhand (31,000)Chhattisgarh (21,000)
Andhra Pradesh (14,000)Assam (13,000)
Delhi (1,800)Maharashtra (1,100)
Bihar (1,100)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (900)
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People Name in Country: Khandait
People Name General: Khandait
Alternate People Names:
KhandayatMahanayaka Khandayata
Mahanayaka Khyatriyaखंदाित
ROP3 Code: 112500
Joshua Project People ID: 17150
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,050,000
Population all Countries: 2,053,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - other
People Name General: Khandait
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (1,366,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (282,000)Hindi (66,000)
Assamese (8,000)Chhattisgarhi (3,300)
Kui (1,200)Santhali (900)
Maithili (900)Magahi (800)
Ho (500)Telugu (500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
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: 1815-2021
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 Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Odia
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Khandait in India

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