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Kapu Vadugan in India



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25,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kapu Vadugan in India

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Introduction / History
The Telugu word Kapu or Kaapu means protector. The Kapus were primarily a military-agrarian community which took up military service and participated in farming during peace time. They are also referred to by their caste title Naidu, which means leader.

Kapus were inhabitants of the Andhra region, people who migrated from the north, cleared forests for agriculture and built settlements. They are the descendants of the Kaampu tribe which migrated from Kampilya, Mithila and Ayodhya. These were ancient cities situated in the Gangetic Plains of northern India spread across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The migration seems to have occurred 2500 years ago, which coincides with the rise of the first Andhra Kingdom, Satavahanas. This migrant tribe initially settled along the banks of the Godavari River, cleared forests and built settlements and towns. Kapu subcastes eventually evolved based on occupation. They have several subcastes including the Vadugans.

Where are they located?
This Kapu subgroup lives in the southernmost parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

What are their lives like?
Modern day Kapus have banded together to fight for their political rights in the caste system. They have also organized agricultural unions to protect their economic interests. A significant number of Kapus have today diversified into industry, arts and academia. However, substantial segments of the population are still farmers.

What are their beliefs?
The Vadugan Kapu people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism at its root level is a generic term for the various religious practices of South Asia. At a popular level, where the Kapu peoples are, there is worship of specific gods whom they believe will provide them protection and favors. Their worship is more like a transaction than a relationship between the person and the supernatural.

What are their needs?
The Vadugan Kapus need to have the chance to flourish spiritually through a relationship with the King of kings, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for families of Vadugan Kapu believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of Vadugan Kapu families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Vadugan Kapu society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Vadugan Kapu people like yeast changes dough.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21152/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19597/IN
http://www.kapusangam.com/history.php
https://scroll.in/article/803399/the-kapu-question-should-a-socially-powerful-but-economically-weak-group-get-reservations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapu_(caste)
https://www.vepachedu.org/manasanskriti/kapu.htm
https://familypedia.wikia.org/wiki/Kapu_(caste)

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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:25,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (25,000)Kerala (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kapu Vadugan
People Name General: Kapu Vadugan
Alternate People Names:
VaduganVadukan
कापु वदूगन
ROP3 Code: 117846
Joshua Project People ID: 21154
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 25,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kapu
People Name General: Kapu Vadugan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (20)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
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 from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Telugu
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Telugu
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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Kapu Vadugan in India

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