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Kota in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Kota Hinduism 1.81 % Unknown No No   

Kota in India

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Introduction / History
Kota is one of the 19 indigenous people groups in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India. Their population is relatively small. The total population recorded in 2010 is 1,972. They live only in seven villages scattered around the Nilgiris district.

What are their beliefs?
Few Kotas have shown interest towards the gospel. Since the late 1840s the gospel was introduced to them by Basel German Evangelical Mission. The Church of England, the Zenana Missionary Society and (from 1935) Freewill Baptist missionary Miss. Laura Belle Barnard, from the U.S. focused to reach this particular people group around Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district. Though missionaries and Christian workers tried their best to present Christ for the past 175 years through various ways and means, the Kotas have been mostly unresponsive to the gospel.

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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:800
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (500)Karnataka (200)
Kerala (100)Telangana (50)
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People Name in Country: Kota
People Name General: Kota
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114949
Joshua Project People ID: 19019
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 800
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kota
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kota (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfe    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (200)Tamil (200)
Telugu (80)Tulu (40)
Malayalam (40)Kodava (Unknown)
Marathi (Unknown)Bengali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.81 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.05 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.14 % 
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Kota in India

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      Kota India    
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