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Kasar (Hindu traditions) in India

Kasar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
715,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Kasar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
In West Bengal in India the Kansari speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. They believe in monogamy. Marriage is arranged by discussion. Divorce is discouraged. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home on the death of the father. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Bell metal work is the traditional work but many now work in agriculture. A regional association looks after them. They are Hindus and are educated.

In Orissa, the Kansari make images of Hindu gods. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have a caste council to look after them.

In Gujarat, the Kansari work in making metal utensils. They are vegetarians and speak Gujarati.

In Maharashtra, the Kansari speak Gujarati, read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians.

In Madhya Pradesh divorce is allowed among them. They speak Hindi, read and write in Devanagari and are vegetarians.

In Goa, the Kansari are not vegetarians and they work in business and service. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.

In Bihar, they make utensils and speak Magahi and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Kansari Association and Council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Kansari to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:715,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (157,000)Telangana (102,000)
Odisha (95,000)West Bengal (89,000)
Bihar (89,000)Karnataka (83,000)
Gujarat (34,000)Madhya Pradesh (30,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000)Jharkhand (11,000)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kasar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AchariBalagara
BalegaraBogam
BogarBogara Jaen
Bogara JainJamera
KancharaKanchari
KancheraKanchigar
KanchoriKanchugar
KanchugaraKancugara
ROP3 Code: 112453
Joshua Project People ID: 17110
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 715,000
Population all Countries: 722,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (117,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (109,000)Telugu (102,000)
Kannada (101,000)Odia (87,000)
Bengali (80,000)Gujarati (37,000)
Bhojpuri (32,000)Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
Magahi (15,000)Ahirani (3,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 23
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism89.55 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small10.44 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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