Karimpalan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Karimpalan only in India

Population

17,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The name of the Karimpalan community comes from their traditional occupation of collecting charcoal, called kari in that part of southern India. They also hunted, gathered food, made baskets, and worked as laborers on plantations.


Where are they Located?

Almost all of the Karimpalan people live in India’s far southwestern state of Kerala.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today they still weave baskets and cultivate the land, but many are self-employed as laborers. About 70 percent of them are agricultural laborers. Less than 20 percent of them still live as hunter/gatherers.

The Karimpalan people want both their sons and daughters to get an education. Since they already speak the language of Kerala, Malayalam, they are not put at a grave disability when they go to school.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Karimpalan people are 100 percent Hindu. They also worship village deities.


What are Their Needs?

Though they speak the local language, Malayalam, the Karimpalan people have a slightly lower than average literacy rate. In some cases people who come with the gospel can use printed materials, since there are many Malayalam gospel materials. There is a very large church in Kerala, so believers can go to them.


Prayer Points

Pray that believers will soon rise to the call to take the gospel to the Karimpalan people. Pray for openness to Christ.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Karimpalan
People Name in Country Karimpalan
ROP3 Code 112440
Joshua Project People ID 17099
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 17,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Karkarmunde,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 16,781 Tamil 332 Telugu 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Name General Karimpalan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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