Kaibartta Jalia in India

Unreached of the Day  1/01/2018

Kaibartta Jalia in India

The Jalia Kaibarta were originally aborigines who later became part of the Hindu community. Fishing is their main work though some of them are day laborers or agriculturalists. In fact, they made a concerted effort to move toward fishing as a community. There are two Kaibarattas clans - the Jele Kaibartta (fishermen) and Hele Kaibartta (farmers).

Ministry Obstacles

They are a tight-knit community that will not easily welcome outsiders with foreign ideas and a God who claims to be the only true and necessary deity.

Outreach Ideas

The New Testament stories of Jesus' first followers can come alive to a community whose lives are built around fishing. Perhaps community members can be called upon to create materials which tell the story of those early fishermen and the amazing man who changed their lives completely.

Pray for the followers of Christ

* Pray that the handful of believers among them will be overcome with passion to win their community to Jesus Christ. * Pray workers will be sent to live among them, being fishers of men.

Pray for the entire people group

* Pray that members of the community can increasingly supply non-fishing materials for themselves so they will not be taken advantage of by others. * There is much lack of quality education among the group. Without education they can be easily manipulated. Pray this will not happen and that they will thrive as a community.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25



People Name Kaibartta Jalia
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 406,000
World Population 686,000
Language Bengali
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image