Kapali in India


Population
299,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The name Kapali means fortunate. Many of the Kapali migrated to India from East Bengal which is now Bangladesh. The Kapali speak, read and write in Bengali. Some of them can speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

Most of the Kapali of India live in West Bengal. They are exogamous, meaning they seek to marry outside their clan or group. Divorce is not allowed. Marrying again is sometimes allowed. When the father dies, sons inherit the property. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are landowners. Agriculture is the main work. Some do office work. Hinduism is their religion. They use government benefit plans.

In Tripura the Kapali men are good at craft work and the women do embroidery.

In Bihar the Kapali are landless. Many are now working in shops, as teachers and in government work.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Kapali dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christian organizations will help lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kapali
People Name in Country Kapali
Population in India 299,000
World Population 506,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names कपाली
People ID 17087
ROP3 Code 112427
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(221,000)
Tripura
(58,000)
Bihar
(15,000)
Odisha
(1,500)
Jharkhand
(1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(700)
Meghalaya
(300)
Delhi
(300)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Maharashtra
(200)
Uttar Pradesh
(200)
Nagaland
(100)
Mizoram
(100)
Manipur
(90)
Uttarakhand
(60)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  West Bengal (221,000)
  Tripura (58,000)
  Bihar (15,000)
  Odisha (1,500)
  Jharkhand (1,300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (700)
  Meghalaya (300)
  Delhi (300)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Maharashtra (200)
  Uttar Pradesh (200)
  Nagaland (100)
  Mizoram (100)
  Manipur (90)
  Uttarakhand (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (261,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(23,000)
Maithili
(2,100)
Assamese
(500)
Odia
(400)
Angika
(200)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (261,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (23,000)
  Maithili (2,100)
  Assamese (500)
  Odia (400)
  Angika (200)
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   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
Photo Source Create International   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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