Koli Dhor in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Community control is accomplished jointly by the community head and the village heads, both being hereditary positions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements. Commonly in South Asia, traditional religious practices blend with Hindu ones.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

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


Scripture Prayers for the Koli Dhor in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koli Dhor
People Name in Country Koli Dhor
Population this Country 2,300
Population all Countries 490,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
600
Kacchi
80
Primary Language Sindhi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 600
  Kacchi 80
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more