Khalpa in India

Joshua Project has identified the Khalpa only in India
Population
121,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 121,000
World Population 121,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamadia, Chamar, Chhadia, Dabgar, खल्पा
People ID 17146
ROP3 Code 112495
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
(120,000)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Gujarat (120,000)
  Daman and Diu (200)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (112,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(4,300)
Marathi
(20)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (112,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (4,300)
  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
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 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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Isudas   Copyrighted ©   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


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