Komarpaik in India

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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Komarpaik in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Komarpaik
People Name in Country Komarpaik
Population this Country 32,000
Population all Countries 32,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
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
People ID 17284
ROP3 Code 112657
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
Karnataka
25,000
Goa
6,100
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
  Karnataka 25,000
  Goa 6,100
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 Konkani (14,000 speakers)
Language Code knn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kannada
8,300
Konkani, Goan
4,200
Primary Language Konkani (14,000 speakers)
Language Code knn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 8,300
  Konkani, Goan 4,200
People Groups Speaking Konkani
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