Kol in India


Population
2,351,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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, and lose their interest in worshiping imaginary beings.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-01
People Name General Kol
People Name in Country Kol
Population in India 2,351,000
World Population 2,352,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gonthiya, Kolari, Kole, Kolian, Rautia, कॉल
People ID 17239
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: 16
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh (1,284,000) Uttar Pradesh (416,000) Jharkhand (415,000)
Bihar (104,000) West Bengal (75,000) Chhattisgarh (23,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Odisha (8,500) Maharashtra (7,400)
Assam (3,800) Tripura (900) Rajasthan (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Delhi (200) Goa (30)
Himachal Pradesh (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: 16
Madhya Pradesh (1,284,000) Uttar Pradesh (416,000)
Jharkhand (415,000) Bihar (104,000)
West Bengal (75,000) Chhattisgarh (23,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Odisha (8,500)
Maharashtra (7,400) Assam (3,800)
Tripura (900) Rajasthan (400)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Delhi (200)
Goa (30) Himachal Pradesh (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,778,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 52
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (127,000) Angika (95,000) Oriya (69,000)
Bagheli (51,000) Chhattisgarhi (50,000) Bhojpuri (37,000)
Maithili (13,000) Kurux (10,000) Garhwali (9,900)
Bundeli (4,400) Assamese (2,300) Ho (1,700)
Marathi (1,500) Gondi, Northern (1,000) Kanauji (800)
Munda (600) Magahi (600) Kuvi (400)
Korwa (400) Mundari (400)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,778,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 52
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (127,000) Angika (95,000)
Oriya (69,000) Bagheli (51,000)
Chhattisgarhi (50,000) Bhojpuri (37,000)
Maithili (13,000) Kurux (10,000)
Garhwali (9,900) Bundeli (4,400)
Assamese (2,300) Ho (1,700)
Marathi (1,500) Gondi, Northern (1,000)
Kanauji (800) Munda (600)
Magahi (600) Kuvi (400)
Korwa (400) Mundari (400)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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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 Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.21 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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