Kappiliyan Vakkaliga in India

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

Introduction / History

Early in the history of India, the land was ruled by 56 kings; 26 of them were of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people. They were of Dravidian origin, the original inhabitants of India.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives only in southern Tamil Nadu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people are agricultural by custom, although they have excelled in several fields of development in forestry, education, linguistics, arts, culture, health, and sciences.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This unreached people group is completely Hindu in their religious belief system. They worship many gods, and those gods rule their lives.


What Are Their Needs?

Although a full range of Bible resources exists in Kannada, the spoken language of Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people, and though many of them are educated and serve in high places in Indian culture, they remain unreached with the gospel. How will they learn the truth?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan in India.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Vakkaliga Kappiliyanpeople 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 Vakkaliga Kappiliyan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Vakkaliga Kappiliyan 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.


References

https://www.facebook.com/HinduVokkaligaGowda/posts/-history-of-vokkliga-abstract-okkaligar-is-one-of-the-major-communities-native-t/487539731291538/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
People Name in Country Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
Natural Name Kappiliyan Vakkaliga
World Population 5,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kappilar; Kappilia Gounder; Kappilia Kounder; Kappilian; Kappiliyan; Kappiliyar; Okkalia; Okkalia Gowda; Okkaliya Gounder; Vokkaliga Gounder; Vokkaliga Gowda; Vokkaliga Kappiliar; वाककलीगा कप्पीलियन
People ID 21356
ROP3 Code 118180
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)
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 1
  Tamil Nadu 5,600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kannada (5,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kannada (5,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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