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Kachari Sonwal in Bhutan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kachari Sonwal in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Kachari is a generic term for a number of ethnic groups that live in the northeastern states of Assam and Nagaland, India. They are also called Dimasa. Dimasa means 'children of the big river' referring to the Brahmaputra River. Most likely they reached the Brahmaputra Valley via Tibet and settled in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas.

Where are they located?
Most live in the North Cachar Hills of Assam, India. Others live in the Indian state of Nagaland. Some have made the short migration to nearby Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
They are well off financially. Some do cane and bamboo crafts or make textiles. Cultivation is their main work.

Music and dance are important to the Kachari Dimasa. They celebrate many festivals. They cremate their dead by the side of a river or stream. They build their houses on hill slopes near a river. The Kachari Dimasa speak Dimasa, and some speak Assamese as well.

What are their beliefs?
The Kachari are a religious people who blend Hinduism with their traditional religion. They worship a number of deities including Siva Deo, Rajo, Naikhu, and their supreme god, Shibrai.

What are their needs?
People who are financially well off usually need to understand that they have spiritual needs that can only be met by Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Kachari people in India and Bhutan.
* Pray for believers to go to them as ambassadors for the king of kings.
* Pray that soon there will be a disciple making movement among this people group that will spread to all their communities.


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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:43 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,100
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (1,100)Southern (70)
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People Name in Country: Kachari Sonwal
People Name General: Kachari Sonwal
Alternate People Names:
Bodo KacariBoro
ROP3 Code: 112674
Joshua Project People ID: 17296
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 281,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kachari Sonwal
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Assamese
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Boro (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism66.67 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown33.33 % 
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: 1822-1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kachari Sonwal in Bhutan

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      Kachari Sonwal Bhutan    
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