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Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
101,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % Unknown   

Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Rajbansis are one of the Khen peoples who originated in what is now northern Bangladesh. In the 15th century, they were the rulers of the Kamarupa Kingdom. Today they are regarded as a low status scheduled caste in Hindu society. Rajbansi means "of royal blood" or "descendant of the king." They are also known as the Koch people. Ethnically, they are more related to the Tibetans than they are to people in the Bengali speaking parts of South Asia.

Where are they located?
In India, the Rajbansi Khen are located in the states of West Bengal and Assam. Most of them live in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Most are now farmers though there are carpenters, blacksmiths, and traders among them. They claim Kshatrya status, but most other Hindu communities put them in the category of the less prestigious scheduled castes because of their tribal background.

They weave their own clothes. Since they do not have high caste status, the Rajbansi Khen people eat all kinds of meat except beef. Like most rural peoples in South Asia, their staple foods include rice and lentils.

Music is an important part of their culture. They have their own music which often entails stringed instruments, bells, and various drums.

What are their beliefs?
The Rajbansi Khen people are Hindu, though the Hindu religious system has not been good to them. They are assigned a much lower status than they believe they should have. They are loyal to the Hindu religious system. Who will show them the way to become part of Christ's royal family?

What are their needs?
The Rajbansi Khen people need to put their identity in Jesus Christ rather than their past accomplishments. Their future lies with the Savior!

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Rajbansi Khen people in India teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Rajbansi Khen families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Rajbansi Khen families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Rajbansi Khen family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://globaljournals.org/GJHSS_Volume18/3-The-Ancient-Khen-People.pdf
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Koch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajbongshi_people
http://www.antrocom.net/upload/sub/antrocom/060210/11-Antrocom.pdf
http://ashokgeopolitynb20131701.blogspot.com/2014/08/some-observations-on-rajbanshis-of.html

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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:101,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (95,000)Bihar (3,500)
Assam (500)Meghalaya (200)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (90)Tripura (90)
Maharashtra (50)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KhenSen
राजबांसी खेन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118178
Joshua Project People ID: 21353
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 101,000
Population all Countries: 133,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
People Name General: Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Rangpuri (19,000)Hindi (8,100)
Rajbanshi (5,400)Maithili (1,000)
Assamese (200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.33 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.61 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.06 % 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
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Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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