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Kotwal in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Kotwal in India

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Introduction / History
The Kotwal of India in Madhya Pradesh are a scheduled caste. Kotwal means watchman. They speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians. Hinduism is their religion. They work as laborers.

The Kotwal in Gujarat are a scheduled tribe. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They have cousin marriages and are monogamous. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Basket making is their main work. They have community councils to look after them. Family planning is used by them but not used by the Kotwal in Maharashtra.

The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will 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:100,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (98,000)Uttar Pradesh (1,100)
Daman and Diu (800)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kotwal
People Name General: Kotwal
Alternate People Names:
KatwaKotwalia
KotwaliyaKotwar
कोतवाल
ROP3 Code: 112653
Joshua Project People ID: 17281
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100,000
Population all Countries: 100,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Kotwal
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (86,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bagheli (5,700)Chhattisgarhi (2,600)
Nimadi (1,600)Malvi (1,300)
Bhili: Kotvali (800)Khandesi (200)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kotwal in India

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