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Koshti in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,309,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Koshti in India

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The Koshti people weave fine silk and cotton cloth goods worn by the wealthy. According to their legends, they are descendants of a famous Hindu saint named Markandi Rishi. To make a long story short, they were blessed by the gods. No doubt this prosperous community still considers themselves blessed by the gods.

Ministry Obstacles
The Koshti people have a strong devotion to Ganesh and other Hindu gods. There are spirit beings behind these gods that will keep the Koshti people away from the Savior.

Outreach Ideas
Believers who purchase weaved goods can have regular contact with members of the Koshti community and become friends with them. Eventually they can earn the right to speak into their lives.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Koshti believers to have strength and faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for church-planting teams to work among them as there are no known mission agencies/churches working among them.
Pray for the setting up of income-generating projects.
Pray a good response to the Christian radio program and the JESUS Film.

Scripture Focus
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-18
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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:1,309,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (615,000)Chhattisgarh (305,000)
Gujarat (105,000)Karnataka (103,000)
Madhya Pradesh (66,000)Tamil Nadu (60,000)
Odisha (37,000)Andhra Pradesh (12,000)
Telangana (4,800)Uttar Pradesh (1,100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Koshti
People Name General: Koshti
Alternate People Names:
Devanga BrahmanDevanga Brahmin
ROP3 Code: 112646
Joshua Project People ID: 17275
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,309,000
Population all Countries: 1,309,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Koshti
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (493,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (168,000)Hindi (160,000)
Telugu (128,000)Gujarati (78,000)
Odia (27,000)Tamil (25,000)
Khandesi (15,000)Kannada (8,600)
Ahirani (3,600)Nimadi (2,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 21
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.27 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.22 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.47 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 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 / 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
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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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Koshti in India

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Koshti India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Koshti in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Marathi  
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