Chaupal in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chaupal only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

The 80,000 Chaupal people live in India's eastern state of Bihar. Their language is called Surajpuri, but many of them also speak Hindi, Bihari, or Bengali. They like to drink tea, which grows well in this part of India. Their men indulge in alcohol.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Chaupals marry young—the boys between 17 and 22 and the girls between 14 and 20. Her family pays a dowry to the groom's family. Most of the Chaupal people work either as farmers or as weavers. They are known to weave coarse saris. A few of them own their own shops where they sell their woven goods. Chaupal children begin to work at age eight or nine, so it's no wonder that they have such a low literacy rate. They would like to have modern medicine, but few can afford it. They enjoy going to movies.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they practice traditional tribal religion, Hinduism is making its mark on their spiritual lives. At this time, there are no followers of Christ among them.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the JESUS Film to be shown in Chaupal communities.
* Pray that gospel recordings will be made available to them in their Surajpuri language.

People Name General Chaupal
People Name in Country Chaupal
Population in India 81,000
World Population 81,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Choupal, Tanti
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Chaupal
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16643
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (64,000) West Bengal (12,000) Jharkhand (5,400) Odisha (90)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (64,000) West Bengal (12,000)
Jharkhand (5,400) Odisha (90)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (47,000) Bengali (17,000) Angika (8,100) Maithili (3,800)
Surjapuri (3,400) Bhojpuri (1,600) Magahi (500) Oriya (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 47,000 Bengali 17,000
Angika 8,100 Maithili 3,800
Surjapuri 3,400 Bhojpuri 1,600
Magahi 500 Oriya 50

For Main Lanugage: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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