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Kolowar in India



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245,000 Kolami, Northwestern Hinduism 0.07 % Unknown   

Kolowar in India

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Introduction / History
The Kolam are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Kolami. Ancestors are worshipped by them. They are not vegetarians but do eat vegetarian food.

They are monogamous. The dead are buried. They mostly work in cultivation and as laborers. The women help with agriculture. They have a community council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. Herbal medicine is preferred by them. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Some of the Kolam live in Andhra Pradesh. Kola means bamboo or stick. They do basket work and work in bamboo also.

There are a few Kolam living in Madhya Pradesh too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the community council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Kolam to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:245,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (197,000)Telangana (45,000)
Chhattisgarh (1,100)Madhya Pradesh (600)
Andhra Pradesh (100)Goa (50)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kolowar
People Name General: Kolowar
Alternate People Names:
KolamKolavar
KolawarMannewar
Pujariकोलोवर
ROP3 Code: 112608
Joshua Project People ID: 17240
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 245,000
Population all Countries: 245,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Kolowar
Ethnic Code: AUG06z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kolami, Northwestern (151,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (49,000)Telugu (25,000)
Kolami, Southeastern (7,300)Hindi (6,100)
Bhili (800)Chhattisgarhi (700)
Gondi, Adilabad (600)Gondi, Northern (300)
Kannada (300)Halbi (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 31
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.08 % 
Christianity0.07 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.03 % 
Islam0.23 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown0.56 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
2006Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kolami, Northwestern
 
 
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