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Kapariya in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kapariya in India

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Introduction / History
The Kaparia were traditionally beggers who begged for alms while dressed as pious sadhus. Their name came from the Hindi word for cloth which is kapra. They were associated with cloth because some of them sold old clothes.

Where are they located?
Most of these peope either live in Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most unreached states.

What are their lives like?
There are now efforts to get the Kaparia people to get away from begging, though some of them still beg, usually in train stations. Some of them are now cultivate the land or tend cattle. A very high percentage of them are rural.

The Kaparia people have all the signs of poverty and the trappings that keep them poor. They do not like to have their girls get an education, and their boys usually drop out of school for economic reasons. They have little interest in saving money, though they do not get economically trapped by moneylenders.

What are their beliefs?
They are entirely Hindu and they worship many gods and goddesses. Like many Hindu communities, they depend on Brahmin priests to officiate their weddings. Because they live in the most unreached states of India, the Kaparia people are at a grave disadvantage when it comes to having a chance to hear the gospel. However, they speak Hindi, a widely spoken language that has just about all Christian resources including the Bible and the JESUS Film.

What are their needs?
The Kaparia people need someone to help them move above their dire economic plight. They need to learn modern skills to help them rise above begging and working as common farm workers.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Kaparia people will soon have a hunger for truth and righteousness that will lead them to Christ.
Pray for someone to distribute Christian materials in Hindi among them.
Pray for believers with marketable skills to teach the Kaparia people so that they can be raised up economically.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-06
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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:30,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (24,000)Rajasthan (4,500)
West Bengal (1,100)Uttarakhand (200)
Delhi (200)Tripura (100)
Haryana (60)Karnataka (20)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kapariya
People Name General: Kapariya
Alternate People Names:
Khunkhunia BhatKhunkhuniya Bhat
PataroRao Bhat
ROP3 Code: 112428
Joshua Project People ID: 17088
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kapariya
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (2,000)Bagri (1,200)
Bengali (1,000)Bhojpuri (800)
Awadhi (800)Marwari (600)
Dhundari (400)Punjabi, Eastern (200)
Mewari (100)Shekhawati (80)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.50 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.50 % 
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: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
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 Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
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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Kapariya in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Kapariya India    
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            Kapariya in India          
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