Introduction / History
Kagate is a Tibetan language. This people group is defined by their language.
Where are they located?
Kagate is spoken by a small number of people in Nepal and northeastern India, specifically the state of Sikkim.
What are their lives like?
We know almost nothing about their lives, but most likely they live much like the other rural peoples in Nepal. They are very small in number, both in Nepal and Sikkim.
What are their beliefs?
The Kagate people practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion.
The Kagate people are Tibetan Buddhists, which includes many shamanistic practices from the ancient Bon religion. To Tibetan Buddhists, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers and rituals.
Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.
What are their needs?
The Kagate people need to understand that Jesus Christ alone offers them life to the full. They need the Savior, the only one who can save them from sin and give them eternal life.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Kagate family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Kagate people.
Pray that soon the Kagate people will have faith that is more precious and durable than gold.
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