In Karnataka the Komarpaik speak, read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians. Marriage is by discussion. The bereaved and divorcees can marry again. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They are mostly landless and laboring and cultivation and government service are some of their occupations. They believe in education and use traditional and modern medicines as well as family planning. Hinduism is their religion.
In Goa they migrated from Karnataka. They speak in Konkani and read and write in Devanagari. They work in horticulture.
* Scripture Prayers for the Komarpaik in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Komarpaik|
|People Name in Country||Komarpaik|
|Population this Country||27,000|
|Population all Countries||27,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Halepaiki; Jalepaiki; Komakpu; Komar Pant; Komarapaik; Komarapanta; Komargi; Komarpant; Komarpanth; Kshatriya Komarapant; Kshatriya Komarpant; कॉमारपाक|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||knn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1970-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|