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Kolhati in India

Kolhati

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
34,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kolhati in India

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Introduction / History
The Kolhati (or Dommara) in Andhra Pradesh speak Donmari and Telugu. Hinduism is their religion. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Kolhati have cousin marriages and are monogamous. They allow the divorced and widowers to marry again. The dead are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They work in pig breeding, in agriculture and as acrobats and are landless and semi nomadic. The women make and sell combs. A community council looks after them. They have a low literacy level due to financial difficulties, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines.

The Kolhati in Maharashtra speak Telugu, Marathi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They make combs and have other occupations too.

The Kolhati also live in Tamil and Karnataka.

Prayer Points
Pray that they have enough money to send their children to school.
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings 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:34,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (32,000)Karnataka (1,400)
Madhya Pradesh (600)Goa (200)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kolhati
People Name General: Kolhati
Alternate People Names:
BadiaBeaja
BiriaDombani
DombariDukar
KelkariKhelkari
KolhatigiKolthati
कोलहती
ROP3 Code: 112614
Joshua Project People ID: 17246
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 34,000
Population all Countries: 34,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kolhati
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (1,100)Hindi (1,100)
Ahirani (1,000)Gujarati (800)
Konkani (400)Khandesi (200)
Konkani, Goan (100)Nimadi (100)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.21 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.79 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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: 1821-2019
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 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
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZúme 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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