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Kathodi in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
312,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.31 % Unknown   

Kathodi in India

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Introduction / History
The Katkari are a scheduled tribe of India. The name Katkari relates to the juice of the acacia catechu tree. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Maharashtra the Katkari speak Marathi. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and millet as cereals. They believe in monogamy, have adult marriages and the dead are cremated. Their main work is agriculture and labouring. It has been said that sorcery has been used by them. They have a Community Council to settle disputes. Hinduism is their religion.

In Rajasthan the Katkari eat wheat and maize as cereals. They work in forest labour.
In Dadra and Nagar Haveli they speak Kokni.

The Katkari also live in Gujarat and Karnataka.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Community Council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Katkari to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to Salvation too.

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:312,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (284,000)Gujarat (14,000)
Goa (6,700)Rajasthan (4,900)
Madhya Pradesh (1,400)Karnataka (400)
Chhattisgarh (200)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (100)
Daman and Diu (100)Delhi (50)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kathodi
People Name General: Kathodi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112678
Joshua Project People ID: 17300
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 312,000
Population all Countries: 312,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kathodi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (222,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (50,000)Katkari (13,000)
Gujarati (11,000)Konkani, Goan (6,200)
Hindi (2,700)Kannada (1,800)
Bhili (1,800)Mewari (1,200)
Dangi (1,000)Telugu (700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.09 % 
Christianity0.31 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.04 % 
Islam0.21 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.33 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Marathi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kathodi in India

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      Kathodi India    
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