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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
447,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.19 % Unknown   

Koli Dhor in India

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Summary
A Scheduled Tribe, the Koli Dhor have derived their name from the word dhor, meaning cattle. The Koli Dhor are divided into two endogamous (marry within) occupational divisions, namely Dhor Koli and Tokra Koli, and each is divided into various clans. 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. Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of access to the Gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray the followers of Christ among this community will become strong enough and numerous enough to effectively take the good news of Jesus to the entire people group.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Several hundred Koli Dhor 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.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this large tribe will be sent missionaries to help them learn of Christ.

Scripture Focus
"Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:447,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (262,000)Karnataka (112,000)
Gujarat (67,000)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (2,800)
Rajasthan (1,600)Telangana (800)
Daman and Diu (800)Madhya Pradesh (200)
Andhra Pradesh (80)Delhi (60)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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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: 447,000
Population all Countries: 447,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Koli Dhor
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
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: 33
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.19 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.22 % 
Islam0.26 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown0.22 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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