Kol in India

Population

2,145,000

Christian

0.08%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Kol
People Name in Country Kol
ROP3 Code 112607
Joshua Project People ID 17239
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 2,145,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,713,688 Bengali 126,986 Angika 95,041 Oriya 69,585
Chhattisgarhi 48,865 Bagheli 48,432 Bhojpuri 36,520 Maithili 12,830
Kurux 10,271 Garhwali 9,890 Bundeli 4,280 Marathi 2,509
Assamese 1,770 Ho 1,684 Gondi, Northern 1,042 Kanauji 780
Khandesi 617 Munda 583 Magahi 560 Kuvi 430
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.08%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.70%
Islam
0.01%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.21%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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