Koli Malhar in India

The Koli Malhar have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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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 312,000
World Population 312,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
283,000
Karnataka
9,200
Madhya Pradesh
7,400
Gujarat
4,400
Telangana
4,100
Odisha
1,300
Tamil Nadu
800
Andhra Pradesh
500
Chhattisgarh
300
Kerala
200
Delhi
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Rajasthan
90
Goa
50
West Bengal
40
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 20
  Maharashtra 283,000
  Karnataka 9,200
  Madhya Pradesh 7,400
  Gujarat 4,400
  Telangana 4,100
  Odisha 1,300
  Tamil Nadu 800
  Andhra Pradesh 500
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Kerala 200
  Delhi 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Rajasthan 90
  Goa 50
  West Bengal 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (259,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Konkani
34,000
Gujarati
6,000
Kannada
4,200
Hindi
3,300
Odia
1,200
Bhili
1,100
Telugu
800
Ahirani
700
Konkani, Goan
400
Khandesi
200
Nimadi
200
Punjabi, Eastern
70
Urdu
60
Korku
30
Kacchi
20
Primary Language Marathi (259,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Konkani 34,000
  Gujarati 6,000
  Kannada 4,200
  Hindi 3,300
  Odia 1,200
  Bhili 1,100
  Telugu 800
  Ahirani 700
  Konkani, Goan 400
  Khandesi 200
  Nimadi 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 70
  Urdu 60
  Korku 30
  Kacchi 20
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
1.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.54 %
Islam
0.16 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.19 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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