Kanaura in India

Unreached of the Day  9/04/2018

Kanaura in India

The traditional occupations of the Kanaura are agriculture, trade and sheep-rearing, which they continue to pursue even today. Kanaura religion is a mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism. According to the 1981 census, their literacy rate was 34.8%. The women of this community perform all the agricultural and household work, contribute to the family income and control family expenditures.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kanaura community has a fairly low literacy rate, suggesting written Gospel materials will have limited usefulness. They need to be supplemented with oral communication.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can carry the Gospel of Christ to the Kanaura community through use of Gospel films and recordings, and also by telling stories from Scripture.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Some followers of Jesus among the Kanaura community have been identified. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, also being quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Kanaura community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will be prepared to understand and receive the good news of Jesus when it comes to them.

Scripture Focus

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38



People Name Kanaura
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 52,000
World Population 52,000
Language Kinnauri
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image