Kol in Bangladesh



Population

1,710

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

In the colonial period, the word kol acquired a pejorative connotation. It became a synonym for the savage, the lowly, those performing menial jobs, the militant and the aggressive. In some regions, their traditional and present-day occupation is the collecting and selling fuel of wood and leaves from forest and wage labor. They worship family deities like Birmidevi and Simoridevi, village deities, and regional deities.


Ministry Obstacles

An animistic, polytheistic worldview is an obstacle to faith in Christ, but not an insurmountable obstacle.


Outreach Ideas

Many workers are needed to carry the good news about Christ to the several language groups within the Kol community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ among the Kol community. Pray they will experience Christ's love that surpasses knowledge.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kol community will increasingly hunger to know the creator God, and lose their interest in worshiping imaginary beings.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kol
People Name in Country Kol
Population in Bangladesh 1,700
World Population 2,161,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gonthiya, Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
People ID 17239
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (1,300) Dhaka (100) Chittagong (30) Khulna (10)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (1,300) Dhaka (100)
Chittagong (30) Khulna (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (1,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,700
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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