Kappiliyan Vakkaliga in India

The Kappiliyan Vakkaliga have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Early in the history of India, the land was ruled by 56 kings; 26 of them were of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people. They were of Dravidian origin, the original inhabitants of India.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives only in southern Tamil Nadu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people are agricultural by custom, although they have excelled in several fields of development in forestry, education, linguistics, arts, culture, health, and sciences.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This unreached people group is completely Hindu in their religious belief system. They worship many gods, and those gods rule their lives.


What Are Their Needs?

Although a full range of Bible resources exists in Kannada, the spoken language of Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people, and though many of them are educated and serve in high places in Indian culture, they remain unreached with the gospel. How will they learn the truth?


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Vakkaliga Kappiliyanpeople for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Vakkaliga Kappiliyan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


Scripture Prayers for the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan in India.


References

https://www.facebook.com/HinduVokkaligaGowda/posts/-history-of-vokkliga-abstract-okkaligar-is-one-of-the-major-communities-native-t/487539731291538/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
People Name in Country Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
Natural Name Kappiliyan Vakkaliga
Alternate Names Kappilar; Kappilia Gounder; Kappilia Kounder; Kappilian; Kappiliyan; Kappiliyar; Okkalia; Okkalia Gowda; Okkaliya Gounder; Vokkaliga Gounder; Vokkaliga Gowda; Vokkaliga Kappiliar; वाककलीगा कप्पीलियन
Population this Country 6,800
Population all Countries 6,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21356
ROP3 Code 118180
ROP25 Code 309234
ROP25 Name Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Tamil Nadu 6,800
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kannada (6,800 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kannada (6,800 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2024)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) 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 Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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