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Kolah Lohara in India



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11,000 Odia Hinduism 3.22 % Unknown   

Kolah Lohara in India

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Introduction / History
The Kolah are a blacksmith caste, and the Lohara are one of their subgroups. They live in northern Odisha and speak Odia, the local language of that state.

What are their lives like?
The Kolah people are skilled blacksmiths. They make and sell iron goods.

What are their beliefs?
The Kolah Lohara people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to bless this community economically and spiritually.

Ask God to raise up Kolah Lohara who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Kolah Lohara in the near future.

Pray the Kolah Lohara would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Pray for many of them to make disciples who will make even more disciples.

References
https://www.ostm.in/tribes_of_odisha/kolah/

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:11,000
Largest States:
Odisha (11,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kolah Lohara
People Name General: Kolah Lohara
Alternate People Names:
BhanabhumiaKol Kamara
Kol LoharLohar
कोलह लोहरा
ROP3 Code: 112574
Joshua Project People ID: 17208
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kolah Lohara
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (2,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ho (1,800)Oriya, Adivasi (1,400)
Chhattisgarhi (1,000)Munda (900)
Hindi (500)Kuvi (200)
Mundari (200)Telugu (200)
Bengali (200)Santhali (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.22 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.93 % 
Islam0.31 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.08 % 
Unknown1.45 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
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 resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
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: Odia
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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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Kolah Lohara in India

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