Karadia in India

The Karadia 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 Karadia claim to be a Rajput community. Though their originated in Rajasthan, they now live in Gujarat, just to the south of Rajasthan.

Their name comes from the days of the Muslim invasions of India. They were a Hindu community who agreed to pay taxes to the new rulers.


Where Are they Located?

The Karadia people live in Gujarat, a state in western India. Specifically, they live in the Gujarati districts of Saurashtra and Kutch.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they consider themselves to be Rajputs, a community with high status, the Karadias are given "Other Backward caste" status, which is lower than that of the Rajputs. Their daily lives are governed by the requirements of their Hindu religion, and their fearful worship of Hindu gods.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus are devotees of Shiva, one of the most well-known and worshiped Hindu deities. Karadia people worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Karadia, whether they are Rajput or not, need to put their identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords rather than in their past accomplishments. They need to cling to the only Savior who loves them infinitely and gave his life in their place to pay the penalty for all their sins. Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in Gujarati, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel.


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Karadias people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Karadia people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Karadia people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


Scripture Prayers for the Karadia in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karadiya_Rajput


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Karadia
People Name in Country Karadia
Alternate Names Kapadi; Kapadia; Kapali; Kapariya; Karad; करादिया
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17091
ROP3 Code 112431
ROP25 Code 303704
ROP25 Name Karadia
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
49,000
Daman and Diu
2,200
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
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 3
  Gujarat 49,000
  Daman and Diu 2,200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.82 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.18 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Gujarati (42,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,500
Primary Language Gujarati (42,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,500
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  (1823-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) 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 Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Photo Source Anonymous 
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. Learn more.



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