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Kalabaz in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kalabaz in India

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Introduction / History
The Kalabaz people claim that they were originally Rajputs who migrated to Uttar Pradesh during the Mughal Empire, which started in the 16th century. During this time, the Kalabaz people began to work as acrobats.

Where are they located?
Most of the Kalbaz people live in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This state is India's most populated, and also the state with one of the lowest percentage of Christ followers. There are about one in 1,000 who follow Christ in this part of India.

What are their lives like?
Many of these 14,000 landless people still work as acrobats, though others either tend livestock or repair bicycles. Some are day laborers or they work for the military. They would like to save money for future needs, but their poverty prevents them from doing this. They don't have any folklore or traditional dances unique to them. It is common for Kalabaz women to get sterilized. Kalabaz women have low social status, and they are not allowed to participate in decision-making. However, if they are divorced, the husband must compensate her monetarily and he must also take responsibility for the welfare of the children.

What are their beliefs?
This scheduled caste is 100 percent Hindu. Their family deities are Kali Mata, Bhairo Devta, and Bajrangbali. Like most Hindus, they depend on Brahmin priests to conduct their rites and rituals.

What are their needs?
The Kalabaz people need someone to teach them marketable skills that will lead them out of poverty. Followers of Christ can help with these matters. Believers can also distribute Christian materials such as the JESUS Film and biblical materials in Hindi, north India's most widely spoken language.

Prayer Points
* Pray for laborers to go to the Kalabaz people with the gospel of peace.
* Pray for the Kalabaz people to be open to Christ, the Light of the World.
* Pray for Christian materials to become widely available in Kalabaz communities.


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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:11,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (11,000)Uttarakhand (300)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kalabaz
People Name General: Kalabaz
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112390
Joshua Project People ID: 17052
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kalabaz
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (9,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (600)Kanauji (600)
Bhojpuri (400)Kumaoni (200)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.89 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.11 % 
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 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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kalabaz in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Kalabaz India    
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            Kalabaz in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Hindi  
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