Khalpa in India

The Khalpa have only been reported in India
Population
116,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The name Khalpa is derived from the word khal, meaning skin. The traditional occupations of the Khalpa are skinning cattle and working as laborers. Today, many are employed in other jobs related to farming and livestock production. Some repair musical instruments which are played in the temples during worship. They use their community name or "Rohit" as their surname. The different clans have their own clan deities, such as Kalkamata, Bhawanima, Khodiarma, Bahuchara, and so on. The Gaur Brahmin are their community priests, but sometimes the local Brahmins also serve them.


Ministry Obstacles

This community lives in the state of Gujarat, a "focal point for religious tensions and persecution".


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps workers who are seeking to take the Gospel to every home in India will be successful in reaching the homes of the Khalpa people group. Pray that this will be accomplished.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray that those who come to Jesus in faith from this community will live holy lives, honoring the Lord in all they say and do.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that a clean water supply and adequate medical care will be available for this low caste community.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khalpa
People Name in Country Khalpa
Population in India 116,000
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamadia, Chamar, Chhadia, Dabgar, खल्पा
People ID 17146
ROP3 Code 112495
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Khalpa
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 6
Largest Subgroups
Khambatia
0
Kothariya
0
Nadia
0
Patani
0
Saria
0
Tipra
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Khalpa
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 6
  Khambatia 0
  Kothariya 0
  Nadia 0
  Patani 0
  Saria 0
  Tipra 0
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
116,000
Daman and Diu
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
80
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 3
  Gujarat 116,000
  Daman and Diu 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (112,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
4,400
Marathi
20
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (112,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 4,400
  Marathi 20
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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