Chaupal in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chaupal only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

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People Name General Chaupal
People Name in Country Chaupal
Population in India 83,000
World Population 83,000
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 (65,000) West Bengal (12,000) Jharkhand (5,400) Odisha (90)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (65,000) 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 Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
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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