Koiri, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahman priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.

Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Koiri community will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-02
People Name General Koiri, Hindu
People Name in Country Koiri, Hindu
Population in India 7,505,000
World Population 7,791,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dangi, Khoira, Koeri, Koir, Kushwaha
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Koiri, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (3,813,000) Bhojpuri (2,950,000) Magahi (855,000) Maithili (340,000)
Bengali (123,000) Angika (47,000) Panchpargania (20,000) Bagheli (7,300)
Surjapuri (6,700) Oriya (600) Sadri (600) Kumaoni (400)
Awadhi (200) Kanauji (200) Assamese (100) Nepali (90)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 3,813,000 Bhojpuri 2,950,000
Magahi 855,000 Maithili 340,000
Bengali 123,000 Angika 47,000
Panchpargania 20,000 Bagheli 7,300
Surjapuri 6,700 Oriya 600
Sadri 600 Kumaoni 400
Awadhi 200 Kanauji 200
Assamese 100 Nepali 90
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-02

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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