Kapali in Bangladesh



Population

210,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

The Kapali are a Hindu agricultural caste spread primarily throughout West Bengal and Bangladesh. They are reputed to have at one time been Brahmans but have lost that status in the caste system. They have traditionally been a land owning community. Though divorce is not permissible, desertion may sometimes take place. Remarriage is allowed for both sexes in certain cases. The dead are cremated and pollution is observed for fifteen days. The death ritual Bachharkria is performed. They have family deities like Lakshmi, Narayan, Monasa, Sitala, Shiva, and others. The Kapalis follow their religious traditions with great devotion and piety.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kapali community is said to follow its religious traditions with devotion and piety.


Outreach Ideas

Persevering prayer is needed to prepare this community for the good news of Jesus Christ. After this preparation has occurred workers need to be sent to tell them this good news.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

No Christians have been reported to the census of either Bangladesh or India from the Kapali community. There probably are no Christian believers, presently. But pray for those the Lord will soon draw to himself.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this community will be given a hunger to know the living God, their Creator.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kapali
People Name in Country Kapali
Population in Bangladesh 210,000
World Population 503,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Kapali
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 17087
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (83,000) Khulna (59,000) Chittagong (19,000) Rajshahi (17,000)
Barisal (12,000)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (83,000) Khulna (59,000)
Chittagong (19,000) Rajshahi (17,000)
Barisal (12,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (188,000) Sylheti (400) Kok Borok (200) Chittagonian (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 188,000 Sylheti 400
Kok Borok 200 Chittagonian 40
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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