Kaghzi in India

The Kaghzi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Kagzi means paper manufacturing in Urdu. Now that paper mills are available, the tradition of paper making has become less prominent in recent years. Many of the Kaghzi live in the Shahpur region of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The Kaghzi in Maharashtra have different customs to those in Gujarat, and they are more prosperous. They speak a Dakhani dialect of Urdu. The Kagzi people originated in Central Asia and they are more fair-skinned than many of their neighbors. They claim they were invited to India by Sultan Ahmad Shah hundreds of years ago.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Gujarat many are self-employed in businesses and others are farmers. In Maharasthra, many Kaghhzi people are self-employed or involved with other kinds of work. Both the Kaghzi in Maharashtra and in Gujarat have caste associations that settle disputes and look after their community needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kaghzi or Kagzi are Sunni Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kaghzi people need to embrace the only One who can save them from sin and death.


Prayer Points

Pray that as the Kaghzi hear about Jesus in the Koran that they will be willing to seek Him out and follow Him. Pray for the Kaghzi people to have a movement to Christ this decade. Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead the Kaghzi community to Him.


Scripture Prayers for the Kaghzi in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kaghzi
People Name in Country Kaghzi
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 1,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kagadi; Kagdi; Kagzi; काघज़ी
People ID 17042
ROP3 Code 112378
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
700
Gujarat
300
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Maharashtra 700
  Gujarat 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
100
Primary Language Urdu (800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu 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 The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more