Koiri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
8,634,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Koiri community will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-02
People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 8,634,000
World Population 8,938,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 173 to 178
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dangi, Khoira, Koeri, Koir, Koiri, Koiry, Kuiri, Kushwaha, Mauriya, Mour, Murao, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Bihar
(5,667,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(2,082,000)
Jharkhand
(747,000)
West Bengal
(132,000)
Assam
(1,500)
Tripura
(800)
Odisha
(700)
Andaman and Nicobar
(600)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Maharashtra
(500)
Delhi
(400)
Chhattisgarh
(400)
Meghalaya
(300)
Nagaland
(200)
Manipur
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Bihar (5,667,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (2,082,000)
  Jharkhand (747,000)
  West Bengal (132,000)
  Assam (1,500)
  Tripura (800)
  Odisha (700)
  Andaman and Nicobar (600)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Maharashtra (500)
  Delhi (400)
  Chhattisgarh (400)
  Meghalaya (300)
  Nagaland (200)
  Manipur (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (4,712,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(2,942,000)
Magahi
(823,000)
Maithili
(336,000)
Bengali
(125,000)
Angika
(49,000)
Panchpargania
(20,000)
Bagheli
(7,300)
Surjapuri
(6,100)
Odia
(600)
Assamese
(600)
Sadri
(600)
Kumaoni
(400)
Awadhi
(200)
Kanauji
(200)
Nepali
(90)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (4,712,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (2,942,000)
  Magahi (823,000)
  Maithili (336,000)
  Bengali (125,000)
  Angika (49,000)
  Panchpargania (20,000)
  Bagheli (7,300)
  Surjapuri (6,100)
  Odia (600)
  Assamese (600)
  Sadri (600)
  Kumaoni (400)
  Awadhi (200)
  Kanauji (200)
  Nepali (90)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  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
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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