Khalpa in India

The Khalpa 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

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.


Prayer Focus

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 that a clean water supply and adequate medical care will be available for this low caste community.


Scripture Prayers for the Khalpa in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-08
People Name General Khalpa
People Name in Country Khalpa
Population this Country 138,000
Population all Countries 138,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chamadia; Chamar; Chhadia; Dabgar; खल्पा
People ID 17146
ROP3 Code 112495
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
138,000
Daman and Diu
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
90
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 3
  Gujarat 138,000
  Daman and Diu 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
4,300
Marathi
20
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 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  (1823-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Gujarati
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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