Kapali in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kapali are a Hindu agricultural caste spread primarily throughout West Bengal and Bangladesh. They are reputed to have at one time been Brahmins but have lost that status in the caste system. They have traditionally been a land owning community. These Bengali speakers are evenly divided between those who live in India and those who live in Bangladesh.


Where Are they Located?

Though they don’t permit divorce, marriage partners sometimes dissert one another. In some cases, they allow for remarriage.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like other Hindus, they cremate their dead. They also observe pollution rites for fifteen days. They have family deities like Lakshmi, Narayan, Monasa, Sitala, Shiva, and others. The Kapalis follow their religious traditions with great devotion and piety.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like anyone who does not put Jesus first in their lives, the Kapali people are not living the abundant life Christ offers in John 10:10. They need intercessors and Christ bearers to go to them.


Prayer Points

Pray for those the Lord will soon draw the Kapali people in Bangladesh to himself. Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Kapali people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's provision. Pray this community will be given a hunger to know the living God, their Creator.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapali in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-07
People Name General Kapali
People Name in Country Kapali
Population this Country 166,000
Population all Countries 518,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names कपाली
People ID 17087
ROP3 Code 112427
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Dhaka
66,000
Khulna
62,000
Chittagong
16,000
Barisal
10,000
Rajshahi
9,800
Rangpur
2,300
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Dhaka 66,000
  Khulna 62,000
  Chittagong 16,000
  Barisal 10,000
  Rajshahi 9,800
  Rangpur 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (170,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
700
Kok Borok
300
Chittagonian
40
Primary Language Bengali (170,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 700
  Kok Borok 300
  Chittagonian 40
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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