Kol in India



Population

2,231,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-01
People Name General Kol
People Name in Country Kol
Population in India 2,231,000
World Population 2,233,000
Countries 2
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 India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (1,186,000) Uttar Pradesh (406,000) Jharkhand (405,000) Bihar (103,000)
West Bengal (73,000) Chhattisgarh (24,000) Uttarakhand (12,000) Odisha (8,300)
Maharashtra (7,900) Assam (2,800) Tripura (900) Rajasthan (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Delhi (200) Goa (30) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (1,186,000) Uttar Pradesh (406,000)
Jharkhand (405,000) Bihar (103,000)
West Bengal (73,000) Chhattisgarh (24,000)
Uttarakhand (12,000) Odisha (8,300)
Maharashtra (7,900) Assam (2,800)
Tripura (900) Rajasthan (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Delhi (200)
Goa (30) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  52  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,714,000) Bengali (127,000) Angika (95,000) Oriya (70,000)
Chhattisgarhi (49,000) Bagheli (48,000) Bhojpuri (37,000) Maithili (13,000)
Kurux (10,000) Garhwali (9,900) Bundeli (4,300) Marathi (2,500)
Assamese (1,900) Ho (1,700) Gondi, Northern (1,000) Kanauji (800)
Khandesi (600) Munda (600) Magahi (600) Kuvi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,714,000 Bengali 127,000
Angika 95,000 Oriya 70,000
Chhattisgarhi 49,000 Bagheli 48,000
Bhojpuri 37,000 Maithili 13,000
Kurux 10,000 Garhwali 9,900
Bundeli 4,300 Marathi 2,500
Assamese 1,900 Ho 1,700
Gondi, Northern 1,000 Kanauji 800
Khandesi 600 Munda 600
Magahi 600 Kuvi 400

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.21 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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