Khalpa in India

Joshua Project has identified the Khalpa only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The name Khalpa is derived from the word khal, meaning skin. The traditional occupations of the Khalpa are skinning cattle and working as laborers. Today, many are employed in other jobs related to farming and livestock production. Some repair musical instruments which are played in the temples during worship. They use their community name or "Rohit" as their surname. The different clans have their own clan deities, such as Kalkamata, Bhawanima, Khodiarma, Bahuchara, and so on. The Gaur Brahmin are their community priests, but sometimes the local Brahmins also serve them.

Ministry Obstacles

This community lives in the state of Gujarat, a "focal point for religious tensions and persecution".

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps workers who are seeking to take the Gospel to every home in India will be successful in reaching the homes of the Khalpa people group. Pray that this will be accomplished.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray that those who come to Jesus in faith from this community will live holy lives, honoring the Lord in all they say and do.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that a clean water supply and adequate medical care will be available for this low caste community.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khalpa
People Name in Country Khalpa
Population in India 116,000
World Population 116,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chamadia, Chamar, Chhadia, Dabgar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Khalpa
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 17146
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (116,000) Daman and Diu (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (116,000) Daman and Diu (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (109,000) Hindi (4,200) Marathi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 109,000 Hindi 4,200
Marathi 20
For Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets 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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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