Kapewar in India

The Kapewar have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Kapewar migrated from Andhra Pradesh and now live in Maharashtra. They speak Telugu, Marathi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kapewar work in agriculture and forest work. Some work for the government. They are reasonably well educated. They are not vegetarians. The Kapewar are mainly monogamous. They allow for remarriage. Unlike most Hindus they either cremate or bury their dead. On the death of the father only the sons inherit the family property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kapewar 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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kapewar people need the abundant blessings of Jesus Christ who came to give life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers to pray for and go to the Kapewar people. Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true righteousness. Pray a movement to Christ among them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapewar in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kapewar
People Name in Country Kapewar
Alternate Names Beldar; Gurudkapuwar; Kapadia; Kapariya; Kapuwaru; Patara; कपेवर
Population this Country 58,000
Population all Countries 58,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17086
ROP3 Code 112426
ROP25 Code 303687
ROP25 Name Kapewar
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Maharashtra
52,000
Chhattisgarh
2,000
Odisha
1,700
Telangana
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
40
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Maharashtra 52,000
  Chhattisgarh 2,000
  Odisha 1,700
  Telangana 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 40
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 Telugu (41,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Marathi
6,900
Odia
400
Primary Language Telugu (41,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 6,900
  Odia 400
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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