The name "Karakalpak" comes from two words: "Kara" meaning black, and "Kalpak" meaning hat. They refer to themselves as Qaraqalpaqs, whilst the Uzbeks call them Qoraqalpogs. Karakalpaks are followers of the Sunnite Hanafi sect of Islam. It is probable that they adopted Islam between the 10th and 13th centuries. Karakalpaks are well known for their devotion to their religion. Dervish orders are evident among them.
The Karakalpak have been Muslim for centuries, and their identity is, of course, tied to their religion.
Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Karakalpak people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Karakalpak community. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together, and will live holy, joyous lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be a consistently faithful witness to their own people.
Pray the Karakalpak people will be able to prepare their children well for the changing conditions of the 21st century. Pray they make schooling a priority. Pray for employment opportunities.
"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." Psalm 105:1
|People Name||Karakalpak, Black Hat|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|