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Kapali in India

Kapali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Kapali in India

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Introduction / History
The name Kapali means fortunate. Many of the Kapali migrated to India from East Bengal which is now Bangladesh. The Kapali speak, read and write in Bengali. Some of them can speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

Most of the Kapali of India live in West Bengal. They are exogamous, meaning they seek to marry outside their clan or group. Divorce is not allowed. Marrying again is sometimes allowed. When the father dies, sons inherit the property. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are landowners. Agriculture is the main work. Some do office work. Hinduism is their religion. They use government benefit plans.

In Tripura the Kapali men are good at craft work and the women do embroidery.

In Bihar the Kapali are landless. Many are now working in shops, as teachers and in government work.

Prayer Points
Pray that God gives the Kapali dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray that Indian Christian organizations will help lead them to Jesus Christ.

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

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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:355,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (253,000)Tripura (76,000)
Bihar (17,000)Odisha (1,700)
Jharkhand (1,600)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (800)
Meghalaya (500)Delhi (300)
Chhattisgarh (300)Maharashtra (300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kapali
People Name General: Kapali
Alternate People Names:
कपाली
ROP3 Code: 112427
Joshua Project People ID: 17087
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 355,000
Population all Countries: 524,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kapali
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (266,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (26,000)Kok Borok (3,200)
Maithili (2,500)Assamese (800)
Odia (400)Angika (200)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralWalk with the Prophets and meet the Mess ...
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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Kapali in India

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