Kaparia in India

The Kaparia have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Kaparia were traditionally beggers who begged for alms while dressed as pious sadhus. Their name came from the Hindi word for cloth which is kapra. They were associated with cloth because some of them sold old clothes.


Where Are they Located?

Most of these peope either live in Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most unreached states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are now efforts to get the Kaparia people to get away from begging, though some of them still beg, usually in train stations. Some of them are now cultivate the land or tend cattle. A very high percentage of them are rural.

The Kaparia people have all the signs of poverty and the trappings that keep them poor. They do not like to have their girls get an education, and their boys usually drop out of school for economic reasons. They have little interest in saving money, though they do not get economically trapped by moneylenders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are entirely Hindu and they worship many gods and goddesses. Like many Hindu communities, they depend on Brahmin priests to officiate their weddings. Because they live in the most unreached states of India, the Kaparia people are at a grave disadvantage when it comes to having a chance to hear the gospel. However, they speak Hindi, a widely spoken language that has just about all Christian resources including the Bible and the JESUS Film.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kaparia people need someone to help them move above their dire economic plight. They need to learn modern skills to help them rise above begging and working as common farm workers.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Kaparia people will soon have a hunger for truth and righteousness that will lead them to Christ.
* Pray for someone to distribute Christian materials in Hindi among them.
* Pray for believers with marketable skills to teach the Kaparia people so that they can be raised up economically.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-06
People Name General Kaparia
People Name in Country Kaparia
Population in India 26,000
World Population 26,000
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 Brahmabhat, Gosain, Kapadia, Kapariya, Khaira, Khunkhunia Bhat, Khunkhuniya Bhat, Pataro, Rao Bhat, Sansi, Sanyasi, कपारिया
People ID 17088
ROP3 Code 112428
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Rajasthan
3,900
West Bengal
800
Uttarakhand
300
Delhi
200
Tripura
100
Haryana
50
Karnataka
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Rajasthan 3,900
  West Bengal 800
  Uttarakhand 300
  Delhi 200
  Tripura 100
  Haryana 50
  Karnataka 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
4,900
Bagri
1,200
Bengali
900
Awadhi
600
Marwari
500
Bhojpuri
400
Dhundari
400
Garhwali
300
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Mewari
100
Merwari
100
Shekhawati
80
Haroti: Harauti
70
Kumaoni
70
Bundeli
30
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji 4,900
  Bagri 1,200
  Bengali 900
  Awadhi 600
  Marwari 500
  Bhojpuri 400
  Dhundari 400
  Garhwali 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Mewari 100
  Merwari 100
  Shekhawati 80
  Haroti: Harauti 70
  Kumaoni 70
  Bundeli 30
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.53 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.47 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Create International  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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