Kol in Nepal



Population

190

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 Nepal 200
World Population 2,161,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
People ID 17239
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sagarmatha (100) Kosi (40) Janakpur (30) Mechi (20)
Rapti (10)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sagarmatha (100) Kosi (40)
Janakpur (30) Mechi (20)
Rapti (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (200) Nepali (20) Angika Bengali
Bhojpuri
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 200 Nepali 20
Angika 10 Bengali 10
Bhojpuri 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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