Koiri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
8,514,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 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 8,514,000
World Population 8,815,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
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: 17
Largest States
Bihar (5,605,000) Uttar Pradesh (2,034,000) Jharkhand (740,000)
West Bengal (129,000) Assam (1,500) Tripura (800)
Odisha (700) Andaman and Nicobar (600) Uttarakhand (500)
Maharashtra (400) Chhattisgarh (400) Delhi (400)
Meghalaya (300) Nagaland (200) Manipur (200)
Madhya Pradesh (60) Mizoram (60)
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: 17
Bihar (5,605,000) Uttar Pradesh (2,034,000)
Jharkhand (740,000) West Bengal (129,000)
Assam (1,500) Tripura (800)
Odisha (700) Andaman and Nicobar (600)
Uttarakhand (500) Maharashtra (400)
Chhattisgarh (400) Delhi (400)
Meghalaya (300) Nagaland (200)
Manipur (200) Madhya Pradesh (60)
Mizoram (60)
Primary Language: Hindi (3,803,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (2,951,000) Magahi (855,000) Maithili (339,000)
Bengali (124,000) Angika (47,000) Panchpargania (20,000)
Bagheli (7,300) Surjapuri (6,100) Oriya (600)
Assamese (600) Sadri (600) Kumaoni (400)
Awadhi (200) Kanauji (200) Nepali (90)
Primary Language: Hindi (3,803,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (2,951,000) Magahi (855,000)
Maithili (339,000) Bengali (124,000)
Angika (47,000) Panchpargania (20,000)
Bagheli (7,300) Surjapuri (6,100)
Oriya (600) Assamese (600)
Sadri (600) Kumaoni (400)
Awadhi (200) Kanauji (200)
Nepali (90)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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 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 Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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