Kol in India

Population

2,159,000

Christian

0.08%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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 India 2,159,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (1,714,000) Bengali (127,000) Angika (95,000) Oriya (70,000)
Bagheli (48,000) Chhattisgarhi (48,000) Bhojpuri (37,000) Maithili (13,000)
Kurux (10,000) Garhwali (9,900) Bundeli (4,300) Marathi (2,500)
Assamese (1,800) Ho (1,700) Gondi, Northern (1,000) Kanauji (800)
Surgujia (700) Khandesi (600) Munda (600) Magahi (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,714,000 Bengali 127,000
Angika 95,000 Oriya 70,000
Bagheli 48,000 Chhattisgarhi 48,000
Bhojpuri 37,000 Maithili 13,000
Kurux 10,000 Garhwali 9,900
Bundeli 4,300 Marathi 2,500
Assamese 1,800 Ho 1,700
Gondi, Northern 1,000 Kanauji 800
Surgujia 700 Khandesi 600
Munda 600 Magahi 600
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%
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