Chaptegar in India

The Chaptegar have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Chaptegar people probably migrated from Goa to Karnataka. The Chaptegar in Karnataka speak Konkani, the language of Goa, and read and write in Kannada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in carpentry, government work, day laboring, and other work. The Chaptegar in Kerala work producing parched and beaten rice. Some of them work in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and like to eat fish and rice. They prefer marriages between cousins.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chaptegar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chaptegar people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chaptegar in India.

* Pray that they will have hearts and minds open to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. * Pray for intercessors and workers to go to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the empty grave.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chaptegar
People Name in Country Chaptegar
Population this Country 6,700
Population all Countries 6,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chaptegara; Choutagar; छपतेगर
People ID 16611
ROP3 Code 111818
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Karnataka
6,300
Kerala
400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Karnataka 6,300
  Kerala 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Konkani, Goan (4,900 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tulu
1,200
Konkani
700
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (4,900 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 1,200
  Konkani 700
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan

Primary Language:  Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1821-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006)
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Konkani - Goan Konkani
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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