• PEOPLE CLUSTER: KAPU

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 7

Population: 8,668,600

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 8,653,100

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 298,100

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Kapu (Reddy) are a large dominant community of Andhra Pradesh, also distributed in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and Maharashtra. Historically, the Kapu belonged to the fourth of the Hindu varnas, Sudra. However, in the present socio-economic system, they occupy a place next only to the Brahman.

   -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume VI. India's Communities N-Z. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 3006-3047

Peoples within this cluster: Are Kapu; Konda Kapu; Konda Palli Reddiar; Lakkamari Kapu; Telaga; Tolakari; Vadugan

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 7

Population: 8,668,600

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 8,653,100

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 298,100

Number of countries: 1