Introduction / History
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.
What are their lives like?
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. Commonly in South Asia, traditional religious practices blend with Hindu ones.
What are their needs?
Lack of access to the gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.
Prayer PointsView Koli Dhor in all countries.
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 this large tribe will be sent missionaries to help them learn of Christ.