Kolowar in India

The Kolowar have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Kolam are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Kolami. Ancestors are worshipped by them. They are not vegetarians but do eat vegetarian food.

They are monogamous. The dead are buried. They mostly work in cultivation and as laborers. The women help with agriculture. They have a community council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. Herbal medicine is preferred by them. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Some of the Kolam live in Andhra Pradesh. Kola means bamboo or stick. They do basket work and work in bamboo also.

There are a few Kolam living in Madhya Pradesh too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kolowar in India.

* Pray that the community council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Kolam to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will 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 Kolowar
People Name in Country Kolowar
World Population 245,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Kolam, Kolavar, Kolawar, Mannewar, Pujari, कोलोवर
People ID 17240
ROP3 Code 112608
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
196,000
Telangana
45,000
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Madhya Pradesh
600
Andhra Pradesh
100
Goa
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Maharashtra 196,000
  Telangana 45,000
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Madhya Pradesh 600
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Goa 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (151,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
49,000
Telugu
25,000
Kolami, Southeastern
7,300
Hindi
6,100
Bhili
800
Chhattisgarhi
700
Gondi, Adilabad
600
Gondi, Northern
300
Kannada
300
Halbi
300
English
200
Korwa
100
Gondi, Aheri
100
Odia
90
Khandesi
70
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (151,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 49,000
  Telugu 25,000
  Kolami, Southeastern 7,300
  Hindi 6,100
  Bhili 800
  Chhattisgarhi 700
  Gondi, Adilabad 600
  Gondi, Northern 300
  Kannada 300
  Halbi 300
  English 200
  Korwa 100
  Gondi, Aheri 100
  Odia 90
  Khandesi 70
People Groups Speaking Kolami, Northwestern

Primary Language:  Kolami, Northwestern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kolami, Northwestern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.03 %
Islam
0.23 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.56 %
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.