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Koshti in India

Koshti

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,319,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Koshti in India

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Introduction / History
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.

What are their lives like?
The Koshti people weave fine silk and cotton cloth goods worn by the wealthy.

What are their beliefs?
The Koshti 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 few Koshti believers to have strength and faith. 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.

Pray for a movement to Christ among this people group in the 2020s.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/02/18

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/10/10

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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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,319,000
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:
ChaudhriCheda
ChettiChettiar
DakunsaliDevanga
Devanga BrahmanDevanga Brahmin
DevanguluDevra
DewangHalba
HutgarJadra
JandraJed
ROP3 Code: 112646
Joshua Project People ID: 17275
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,319,000
Population all Countries: 1,319,000
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
   
 
Language
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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:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
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 Audio Scripture
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
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
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: 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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