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Kachari Dimasa in India

Kachari Dimasa

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147,000 Deori Hinduism 6.10 % Unknown No   

Kachari Dimasa in India

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Introduction / History
The Dimasa or Kachari Dimasa live in Assam in India. Dimasa means 'children of the big river' -- the Brahmaputra River. They belong to the Indo-Mongoloid people. Most live in the North Cachar Hills. They are well off financially. They do cane and bamboo crafts and also make textiles.

The Dimasa are Hindus and worship the Banglaraja as their main deity. Other deities are worshipped by them too. They build their houses on hill slopes near a river.

Music and dance are important to the Kachari Dimasa. They celebrate festivals. Cultivation is their main work. The dead are cremated by them by the side of a river or stream.

The Kachari Dimasa speak in Dimasa and can speak Hindi too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that being well off does not get in the way of them accepting Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.

References
http://www.indianetzone.com/10/dimasa_tribe_assam.htm

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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:147,000
Largest States:
Assam (124,000)Nagaland (13,000)
Meghalaya (4,600)West Bengal (3,600)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,300)Tripura (100)
Mizoram (100)Delhi (70)
Manipur (40)
Total States on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kachari Dimasa
People Name General: Kachari Dimasa
Alternate People Names:
Bodo KacariBoro
Dimasaकचारी, दिमासा
ROP3 Code: 112479
Joshua Project People ID: 17130
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 147,000
Population all Countries: 158,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Kachari Dimasa
Ethnic Code: MSY50z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Deori (72,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): der    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dimasa (42,000)Assamese (11,000)
Boro (9,800)Bengali (3,100)
Khasi (2,600)Karbi (1,100)
Hindi (800)Amri Karbi (800)
Naga, Ao (500)Chin, Thado (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 51
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.04 % 
Christianity6.10 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.17 % 
Islam0.15 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.53 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Deori
 
 
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