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Kagate in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,700 Syuba Buddhism 3.35 % Unknown No No   

Kagate in India

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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.

Prayer Points
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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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:1,700
Largest States:
Sikkim (1,700)West Bengal (60)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kagate
People Name General: Kagate
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 117702
Joshua Project People ID: 20975
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 2,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kagate
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Syuba (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): syw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism96.65 % 
Christianity3.35 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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: 1976-1981
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Kagate in India

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Kagate India    
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