Kapariya in India

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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapariya in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-06
People Name General Kapariya
People Name in Country Kapariya
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 30,000
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; Khaira; Khunkhunia Bhat; Khunkhuniya Bhat; Pataro; Rao Bhat; Sansi; Sanyasi; कपारिया
People ID 17088
ROP3 Code 112428
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 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
24,000
Rajasthan
4,500
West Bengal
1,100
Uttarakhand
200
Delhi
200
Tripura
100
Haryana
60
Karnataka
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 8
  Uttar Pradesh 24,000
  Rajasthan 4,500
  West Bengal 1,100
  Uttarakhand 200
  Delhi 200
  Tripura 100
  Haryana 60
  Karnataka 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
2,000
Bagri
1,200
Bengali
1,000
Bhojpuri
800
Awadhi
800
Marwari
600
Dhundari
400
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Mewari
100
Shekhawati
80
Haroti: Harauti
70
Garhwali
60
Kumaoni
40
Bundeli
20
Kodava
20
Primary Language Hindi (18,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji 2,000
  Bagri 1,200
  Bengali 1,000
  Bhojpuri 800
  Awadhi 800
  Marwari 600
  Dhundari 400
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Mewari 100
  Shekhawati 80
  Haroti: Harauti 70
  Garhwali 60
  Kumaoni 40
  Bundeli 20
  Kodava 20
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.50 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India 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.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more