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Kachari Sonwal in India

Kachari Sonwal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
331,000 Assamese Hinduism 2.68 % Unknown   

Kachari Sonwal in India

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Introduction / History
The Kachari live in North Assam in India. They speak a Tibeto Burman language as well as Hindi. They are Hindus by religion but some have animist beliefs.

The main work of the Kachari is agriculture. The Kachari of the lowlands live among the Assamese and the Bengalis.

There is also the Dimasa Kachari who live in the mountains. They cultivate maize and other crops. They believe that the soul is reborn after death. On the death of the father there is paternal property where men inherit estates and money and cattle for example and also maternal property where women inherit such things as jewelry and clothes. There is also common property like household items shared by sons and daughters. The village leader has judicial and executive powers.

Prayer Points
Pray that the village leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Dimasi to Him.
Pray that God will give the Kachari dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


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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:331,000
Largest States:
Assam (304,000)Arunachal Pradesh (21,000)
Meghalaya (2,500)
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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: Yes
Population in Country: 331,000
Population all Countries: 332,000
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 (242,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Boro (26,000)Dimasa (8,200)
Amri Karbi (900)Bengali (800)
English (400)Hindi (400)
Mising (300)Khasi (200)
Rabha (200)Garo (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 30
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.16 % 
Christianity2.68 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.83 % 
Islam0.21 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.10 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1822-1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1833-2022
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena 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
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Assamese
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Kachari Sonwal in India

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