Komarpaik in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Komarpaik
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 32,000
World Population: 32,000
Primary Language: Konkani
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In Karnataka the Komarpaik speak, read and write in Kannada. In Goa they migrated from Karnataka. They speak in Konkani and read and write in Devanagari.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mostly landless. Cultivation and government service are some of their occupations. They believe in education and use traditional and modern medicines.

They are not vegetarians. Marriage is by discussion. The bereaved and divorcees can marry again. They cremate their dead. On the death of the father, all sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the family estate.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Komarpaik people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

Pray that loving Indian Christians lead entire Kimarpaik families to Jesus Christ.

Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead them to a movement to Christ.

Pray for them to have the spiritual discernment and hunger to seek and find Jesus Christ.

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