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Prabhu Kayastha in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
273,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Prabhu Kayastha in India

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Introduction / History
The Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (often called CKP) live in Maharashtra in India. They live in Bombay and other cities and migrated from Madhya Pradesh. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. Rice and vegetables are eaten by them but they are not vegetarians.

The CPK are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their clan or group) and prefer cousin marriages. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. They get money from their land and work in trade and business. They are literate and use modern medicine and family planning. Hinduism is their religion.

In Gujarat the CPK can speak, read and write in Gujarati. Many of them work in civil defense. Their literacy level is not so good so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:273,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (254,000)Gujarat (15,000)
Karnataka (1,400)Madhya Pradesh (1,200)
Goa (500)Telangana (200)
Daman and Diu (100)Delhi (100)
Tamil Nadu (60)Kerala (20)
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People Name in Country: Prabhu Kayastha
People Name General: Prabhu Kayastha
Alternate People Names:
ChandraseniChandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu
CKPKayastha Prabhu
प्रभु कायस्ता
ROP3 Code: 112658
Joshua Project People ID: 17285
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 273,000
Population all Countries: 273,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - other
People Name General: Prabhu Kayastha
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (164,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (58,000)Hindi (28,000)
Gujarati (15,000)Konkani, Goan (6,500)
Ahirani (1,300)English (200)
Kannada (100)
Total Languages: 8
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2015
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Marathi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Prabhu Kayastha in India

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