Koli Malhar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Koli Malhar only in India
Population
334,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Koli are a large people group in western India and are a scheduled tribe. The word Koli means fisherman.

One of their tribes is the Malhar Koli and they are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their group. They are water carriers especially in the places where there is not much rain.

The Koli of Gujarat are fishermen and laborers. They are not vegetarians and eat fish and rice. They speak, read and write in Gujarati. Monogamy is the way for them. Marriage is arranged through discussion. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son in charge of the home. The dead are cremated. They have a traditional council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. They use government benefits that are available to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Koli traditional council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Koli Malhar
People Name in Country Koli Malhar
Population in India 334,000
World Population 334,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chumli, Danbhari, Kunum, Mahratta Kunbi, Malhan, Malhar, Pan, Panbari, कोली मल्हार
People ID 17212
ROP3 Code 112578
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: 20
Largest States
Maharashtra (299,000) Karnataka (9,500) Madhya Pradesh (7,500)
Odisha (7,500) Gujarat (4,600) Telangana (4,200)
Tamil Nadu (800) Andhra Pradesh (600) Chhattisgarh (300)
Kerala (200) Delhi (200) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Rajasthan (90) Goa (50) Dadra and Nagar Have (40)
West Bengal (40) Punjab (30) Assam (30)
Jharkhand (20) Haryana (20)
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: 20
Maharashtra (299,000) Karnataka (9,500)
Madhya Pradesh (7,500) Odisha (7,500)
Gujarat (4,600) Telangana (4,200)
Tamil Nadu (800) Andhra Pradesh (600)
Chhattisgarh (300) Kerala (200)
Delhi (200) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Rajasthan (90) Goa (50)
Dadra and Nagar Have (40) West Bengal (40)
Punjab (30) Assam (30)
Jharkhand (20) Haryana (20)
Primary Language: Marathi (263,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 32
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (36,000) Gujarati (6,200) Odia (6,200)
Kannada (3,500) Hindi (3,000) Bhili (1,100)
Telugu (700) Ahirani (600) Konkani, Goan (400)
Kurux (200) Khandesi (200) Nimadi (200)
Ho (100) Kuvi (100) Punjabi, Eastern (70)
Munda (50) Juang (50) Urdu (40)
Bengali (30) Mundari (30)
Primary Language: Marathi (263,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 32
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (36,000) Gujarati (6,200)
Odia (6,200) Kannada (3,500)
Hindi (3,000) Bhili (1,100)
Telugu (700) Ahirani (600)
Konkani, Goan (400) Kurux (200)
Khandesi (200) Nimadi (200)
Ho (100) Kuvi (100)
Punjabi, Eastern (70) Munda (50)
Juang (50) Urdu (40)
Bengali (30) Mundari (30)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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
0.52 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.78 %
Islam
0.30 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.25 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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