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Khalpa in India

Khalpa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
119,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khalpa in India

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Summary
The name Khalpa is derived from the word khal, meaning skin. The traditional occupations of the Khalpa are skinning cattle and working as laborers. Today, many are employed in other jobs related to farming and livestock production. Some repair musical instruments which are played in the temples during worship. They use their community name or "Rohit" as their surname. The different clans have their own clan deities, such as Kalkamata, Bhawanima, Khodiarma, Bahuchara, and so on. The Gaur Brahmin are their community priests, but sometimes the local Brahmins also serve them.

Ministry Obstacles
This community lives in the state of Gujarat, a "focal point for religious tensions and persecution".

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps workers who are seeking to take the Gospel to every home in India will be successful in reaching the homes of the Khalpa people group. Pray that this will be accomplished.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray that those who come to Jesus in faith from this community will live holy lives, honoring the Lord in all they say and do.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that a clean water supply and adequate medical care will be available for this low caste community.

Scripture Focus
"Again he says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people." And again, "Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, And let all the peoples praise Him." Romans 15:10-11

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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:119,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (119,000)Daman and Diu (200)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (80)
Total States on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khalpa
People Name General: Khalpa
Alternate People Names:
ChamadiaChamar
ChhadiaDabgar
खल्पा
ROP3 Code: 112495
Joshua Project People ID: 17146
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 119,000
Population all Countries: 119,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Khalpa
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (114,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (4,500)Marathi (20)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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 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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Khalpa in India

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