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Koli (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Koli (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Koli (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Koli people of Pakistan speak a Sindhi language. There are several Koli subgroups. Most Koli people live in northern India, and adhere to Hinduism.

Where are they located?
The Kolis live in Pakistan's Sindh Province and many of India's northern states. Kolis in Pakistan are concentrated in the Thar Desert, east of the Indus River. Most of the Thar Desert is in India, and it forms a natural boundary between these two hostile nations. It is one of the world's largest desert regions.

What are their lives like?
Life is hard for the Thar people, especially the women who must collect firewood and water each day. Most of the available information about the Koli peoples is about those in India.

What are their beliefs?
The Koli people in Pakistan are almost all Sunni Muslims. They believe that their salvation is based on their obedience to the teachings of the Qur'an, not on the death of Jesus Christ.

What are their needs?
The Koli peoples do not have adequate drinking water. Every day the women have to collect water and firewood from a distant source. Christians can help them with these needs by helping with well projects. The Koli people need to hear that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, and there is no other. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a team of knowledgeable believers to help the Koli people build and maintain wells in their desert homeland.
* Pray for the Koli people to have easy access to the many Christian resources that are available to them in the Sindhi language.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to begin among the Koli people and spread to other Muslim peoples in Pakistan.

References
http://www.dawn.com/news/1102038
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_people
http://kcm.co.kr/bethany_eng/clusters/8081.html
http://www.prayway.com/unreached/clusters/8081.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thar_Desert

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-08
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:37,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (37,000)Punjab (300)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Koli (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Koli (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BunkarBuntar
Chamar-JulahaDhimar
Kabaria DagiKaperdia
KapreKili
KodaKoli of Gujarat
Koli PatelKora
KoralKori
KoriaKuli
ROP3 Code: 112615
Joshua Project People ID: 17247
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 2,345,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Koli (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Koli, Parkari (12,000)Saraiki (3,400)
Kacchi (3,200)Koli, Kachi (2,300)
Dhatki (1,700)Koli, Wadiyara (1,300)
Gurgula (600)Bagri (100)
Marwari (100)Punjabi, Western (100)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
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)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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