Koli Dhor in India

The Koli Dhor have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction

A Scheduled Tribe, the Koli Dhor have derived their name from the word dhor, meaning cattle. The Koli Dhor are divided into two endogamous (marry within) occupational divisions, namely Dhor Koli and Tokra Koli, and each is divided into various clans. Their traditional vocation has been the tanning of cattle hides, but today many are involved with other agricultural pursuits. Community control is accomplished jointly by the community head and the village heads, both being hereditary positions. Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of access to the Gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the followers of Christ among this community will become strong enough and numerous enough to effectively take the good news of Jesus to the entire people group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Several hundred Koli Dhor have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these people will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit and that they will grow to become Christ-like in character, representing him well.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this large tribe will be sent missionaries to help them learn of Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koli Dhor
People Name in Country Koli Dhor
Population in India 443,000
World Population 443,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Dhor, Dhor Koli, Kolachi, Kolca, Kolcha, Kolga, Kolgha, Korgha, Korh, Kori, Naik Koli, Tokra Koli, Tokre Koli, कोली ढोर
People ID 17129
ROP3 Code 112478
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Maharashtra
263,000
Karnataka
107,000
Gujarat
67,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
2,800
Rajasthan
1,600
Telangana
800
Daman and Diu
800
Madhya Pradesh
200
Delhi
90
Andhra Pradesh
90
Tamil Nadu
70
Kerala
50
Goa
30
Chhattisgarh
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Maharashtra 263,000
  Karnataka 107,000
  Gujarat 67,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 2,800
  Rajasthan 1,600
  Telangana 800
  Daman and Diu 800
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Delhi 90
  Andhra Pradesh 90
  Tamil Nadu 70
  Kerala 50
  Goa 30
  Chhattisgarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
81,000
Gujarati
59,000
Khandesi
44,000
Ahirani
38,000
Telugu
23,000
Bhili
7,400
Hindi
2,700
Konkani
2,600
Bengali
2,500
Kacchi
800
Merwari
200
Dhundari
200
Marwari
200
Urdu
100
Dhanki
60
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada 81,000
  Gujarati 59,000
  Khandesi 44,000
  Ahirani 38,000
  Telugu 23,000
  Bhili 7,400
  Hindi 2,700
  Konkani 2,600
  Bengali 2,500
  Kacchi 800
  Merwari 200
  Dhundari 200
  Marwari 200
  Urdu 100
  Dhanki 60
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.22 %
Islam
0.26 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.22 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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