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.
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.
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.
Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.
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.
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|
|Alternate Names||Halepaiki; Jalepaiki; Komakpu; Komar Pant; Komarapaik; Komarapanta; Komargi; Komarpant; Komarpanth; Kshatriya Komarapant; Kshatriya Komarpant; कॉमारपाक|
|Population this Country||32,000|
|Population all Countries||32,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Komara Panta / Komarpaik|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||knn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1970-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Konkani||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|