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Koli Dhor in India

Koli Dhor

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
488,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.20 % Unknown   

Koli Dhor in India

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Introduction / History
A scheduled tribe, the Dhor Koli have derived their name from the word dhor, meaning cattle. The Dhor Koli are divided into two endogamous (marry within) occupational divisions, namely Dhor Koli and Tokra Koli, and each is divided into various clans.

What are their lives like?
Their traditional vocation has been the tanning of cattle hides, but today many are involved with other agricultural pursuits. Community control is accomplished jointly by the community head and the village heads, both being hereditary positions.

What are their beliefs?
Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements.

What are their needs?
Lack of access to the gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.

Prayer Points
Several hundred Dhor Koli have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these people will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit and that they will grow to become Christ-like in character, representing him well.

Please pray this large tribe will be sent missionaries to disciple them in the ways of Christ.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Dhor Koli people a hunger for truth and righteousness, pointing them to Jesus Christ.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhor

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:488,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (267,000)Karnataka (132,000)
Gujarat (79,000)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (3,300)
Rajasthan (1,900)Telangana (900)
Daman and Diu (900)Madhya Pradesh (200)
Andhra Pradesh (100)Delhi (90)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Koli Dhor
People Name General: Koli Dhor
Alternate People Names:
DhorDhor Koli
KolachiKolca
KolchaKolga
KolghaKorgha
KorhKori
Naik KoliTokra Koli
Tokre Koliकोली ढोर
ROP3 Code: 112478
Joshua Project People ID: 17129
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 488,000
Population all Countries: 490,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Koli Dhor
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (149,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (81,000)Gujarati (59,000)
Khandesi (44,000)Ahirani (38,000)
Telugu (23,000)Bhili (7,400)
Hindi (2,700)Konkani (2,600)
Bengali (2,500)Kacchi (800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 32
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.20 % 
Islam0.25 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown0.23 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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