Vakkaliga Kappiliyan in India

Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Vakkaliga Kappiliyan
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,500
World Population: 6,500
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey