Kol in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction

In the colonial period, the word kol acquired a pejorative connotation. It became a synonym for the savage, the lowly, those performing menial jobs, the militant and the aggressive. In some regions, their traditional and present-day occupation is the collecting and selling fuel of wood and leaves from forest and wage labor. They worship family deities like Birmidevi and Simoridevi, village deities, and regional deities.


Ministry Obstacles

An animistic, polytheistic worldview is an obstacle to faith in Christ, but not an insurmountable obstacle.


Outreach Ideas

Many workers are needed to carry the good news about Christ to the several language groups within the Kol community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ among the Kol community. Pray they will experience Christ's love that surpasses knowledge.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Kol community will increasingly hunger to know the creator God. Pray for people of faith to demonstrate to the Kol the power of Jesus to free them from bondage to the deities they serve.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-01
People Name General Kol
People Name in Country Kol
Population in India 1,780,000
World Population 1,781,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gonthiya, Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia, कॉल
People ID 17239
ROP3 Code 112607
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
Total Subgroups on file 12
Largest Subgroups
Bhumia
24,000
Rautia
24,000
Thakuria
24,000
Birtia
23,000
Garbharia
23,000
Rawtele
23,000
Gondhia
21,000
Mamasin
200
Binjhwar
100
Kathaura
100
Khaiban
100
Narsingha
100
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Kol
Ethnic Code AUG06
Total Subgroups 12
  Bhumia 24,000
  Rautia 24,000
  Thakuria 24,000
  Birtia 23,000
  Garbharia 23,000
  Rawtele 23,000
  Gondhia 21,000
  Mamasin 200
  Binjhwar 100
  Kathaura 100
  Khaiban 100
  Narsingha 100
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
1,186,000
Uttar Pradesh
405,000
West Bengal
71,000
Jharkhand
55,000
Chhattisgarh
22,000
Uttarakhand
12,000
Bihar
11,000
Maharashtra
6,600
Odisha
6,300
Assam
3,600
Tripura
900
Rajasthan
400
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Delhi
200
Goa
30
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 16
  Madhya Pradesh 1,186,000
  Uttar Pradesh 405,000
  West Bengal 71,000
  Jharkhand 55,000
  Chhattisgarh 22,000
  Uttarakhand 12,000
  Bihar 11,000
  Maharashtra 6,600
  Odisha 6,300
  Assam 3,600
  Tripura 900
  Rajasthan 400
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Delhi 200
  Goa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,543,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 34
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
67,000
Chhattisgarhi
50,000
Bagheli
49,000
Bhojpuri
38,000
Angika
22,000
Odia
19,000
Kurux
12,000
Garhwali
8,700
Bundeli
4,800
Ho
2,500
Assamese
2,100
Marathi
1,500
Munda
1,400
Gondi, Northern
1,000
Kanauji
800
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,543,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 34
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 67,000
  Chhattisgarhi 50,000
  Bagheli 49,000
  Bhojpuri 38,000
  Angika 22,000
  Odia 19,000
  Kurux 12,000
  Garhwali 8,700
  Bundeli 4,800
  Ho 2,500
  Assamese 2,100
  Marathi 1,500
  Munda 1,400
  Gondi, Northern 1,000
  Kanauji 800
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.62 %
Islam
0.06 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.22 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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