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Kotegar in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,900 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kotegar in India

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Introduction / History
At one time the Kotegar people prepared leather from hides. They have low status in Hindu society.

Where are they located?
The Kotegar people now live in Karnataka, a state in southwestern India.

What are their lives like?
Today these villagers strive to excel educationally and encourage the male children to achieve more than wage labor and field work. They boast a 50 percent literacy rate yet survive mostly off the sweat of their brow and meager incomes from cottage industries such as basket making, woodcutting and firewood-gathering.

What are their beliefs?
The Kotegar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Kotegar people are 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?
The Kotegar people need better educational opportunities so they can advance in the coming years.

Prayer Points
Pray for families of Kotegar believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of Kotegar families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Kotegar society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Kotegar people like yeast changes dough.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2303/

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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:7,900
Largest States:
Goa (3,200)Karnataka (2,800)
Kerala (1,700)Tamil Nadu (100)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kotegar
People Name General: Kotegar
Alternate People Names:
Kore KshatriyaKotal Kshatriya
Kote KshatriyaKote Sherugar
KotegaraKoteyar
KoteyavaruMetri
Rama KshatriyaRamakshatriya
Ramaraja KshatriyaSeregar
SheregarSheregara
SherogaraSherugar
ROP3 Code: 112649
Joshua Project People ID: 17278
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,900
Population all Countries: 7,900
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kotegar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani, Goan (2,100)Konkani (200)
Telugu (40)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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
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: 1812-1988
New Testament:
1823-2023Audio
Complete Bible: 1827-2022
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 RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
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 AppBible app direct APK download
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: Kannada
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Kannada
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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Kotegar in India

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