Koli Dhor in India

Joshua Project has identified the Koli Dhor only in India
Population
393,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 393,000
World Population 393,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Largest States
Maharashtra (218,000) Karnataka (103,000) Gujarat (63,000)
Rajasthan (4,800) Dadra and Nagar Have (1,800) Daman and Diu (800)
Telangana (800) Madhya Pradesh (200) Andhra Pradesh (90)
Delhi (90) Tamil Nadu (70) Kerala (50)
Goa (30) Chhattisgarh (30)
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: 14
Maharashtra (218,000) Karnataka (103,000)
Gujarat (63,000) Rajasthan (4,800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (1,800) Daman and Diu (800)
Telangana (800) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Andhra Pradesh (90) Delhi (90)
Tamil Nadu (70) Kerala (50)
Goa (30) Chhattisgarh (30)
Primary Language: Marathi (138,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 32
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Kannada (74,000) Gujarati (54,000) Ahirani (39,000)
Khandesi (36,000) Telugu (21,000) Bhili (6,000)
Hindi (2,900) Bengali (2,700) Konkani (1,800)
Dhundari (1,300) Marwari (600) Merwari (200)
Mewari (200) Urdu (60) Kacchi (30)
Konkani, Goan (30) Dhanki (20) Odia (20)
English (20) Gondi, Northern
Primary Language: Marathi (138,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 32
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Kannada (74,000) Gujarati (54,000)
Ahirani (39,000) Khandesi (36,000)
Telugu (21,000) Bhili (6,000)
Hindi (2,900) Bengali (2,700)
Konkani (1,800) Dhundari (1,300)
Marwari (600) Merwari (200)
Mewari (200) Urdu (60)
Kacchi (30) Konkani, Goan (30)
Dhanki (20) Odia (20)
English (20) Gondi, Northern (10)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.94 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.73 %
Islam
0.25 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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