Kota in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kota only in India
Population
1,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Kota is one of the 19 indigenous people groups in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India. Their population is relatively small. The total population recorded in 2010 is 1,972. This particular people group is classified by the government of India as one of the primitive scheduled tribes. They live only in seven villages scattered around the Nilgiris district.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Few Kotas have shown interest towards the gospel. Since the late 1840's the gospel was introduced to them by Basel German Evangelical Mission. The Church of England, the Zenana Missionary Society and (from 1935) Freewill Baptist missionary Miss. Laura Belle Barnard, from the U.S. focused to reach this particular people group around Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district. Though missionaries and Christian workers tried their best to present Christ for the past 175 years through various ways and means, the Kotas have been mostly unresponsive to the gospel.



Profile Source:   Indian Christian Revival Mission, Mysore  

People Name General Kota
People Name in Country Kota
Population in India 1,700
World Population 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kohatur, Kotar, Koter, Kotha, Kuof
People ID 19019
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Tamil Nadu (1,300) Karnataka (300) Kerala (100) Telangana (50)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Tamil Nadu (1,300) Karnataka (300)
Kerala (100) Telangana (50)

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Primary Language: Kota (1,000 speakers)
Language Code: kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (200) Tamil (200) Telugu (100) Tulu (60)
Malayalam (40) Hindi (10) Koda Marathi
Oriya Kodava Bhili Bengali
Primary Language: Kota (1,000 speakers)
Language Code: kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (200) Tamil (200)
Telugu (100) Tulu (60)
Malayalam (40) Hindi (10)
Koda (10) Marathi (0)
Oriya (0) Kodava (0)
Bhili (0) Bengali (0)
For Primary Language: Kota

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
0.67 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.33 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Indian Christian Revival Mission, Mysore  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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