The Chaptegar in Karnataka speak Konkani and read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and like to eat fish. They eat rice as a staple cereal. They prefer marriages between cousins. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. They work in carpentry, government work, day laboring and other work. Family planning is used by them and they believe in having their children educated.
The Chaptegar in Kerala work making parched and beaten rice. Some of them work in agriculture. They read and write in Malayalam in addition to Kannada.
They are supposed to have come from Goa. Hinduism is their religion.
* Scripture Prayers for the Chaptegar in India.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Chaptegar|
|People Name in Country||Chaptegar|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chaptegara; Choutagar; छपतेगर|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani, Goan (4,900 speakers)|
|Language Code||gom Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Konkani - Goan Konkani|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|