Kolowar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kolowar only in India
Population
300,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 300,000
World Population 300,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kolam, Kolavar, Kolawar, Mannewar, Pujari, कोलोवर
People ID 17240
ROP3 Code 112608
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
(238,000)
Telangana
(60,000)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,000)
Goa
(50)
Andhra Pradesh
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Maharashtra (238,000)
  Telangana (60,000)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,000)
  Goa (50)
  Andhra Pradesh (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (178,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
(56,000)
Telugu
(29,000)
Kolami, Southeastern
(7,700)
Hindi
(7,000)
Bhili
(1,000)
Gondi, Adilabad
(700)
Chhattisgarhi
(700)
Gondi, Northern
(400)
Halbi
(400)
Kannada
(300)
Korwa
(200)
English
(200)
Gondi, Aheri
(100)
Odia
(90)
Naga, Khiamniungan
(40)
People Groups Speaking Kolami, Northwestern
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (178,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi (56,000)
  Telugu (29,000)
  Kolami, Southeastern (7,700)
  Hindi (7,000)
  Bhili (1,000)
  Gondi, Adilabad (700)
  Chhattisgarhi (700)
  Gondi, Northern (400)
  Halbi (400)
  Kannada (300)
  Korwa (200)
  English (200)
  Gondi, Aheri (100)
  Odia (90)
  Naga, Khiamniungan (40)
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 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)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kolami, Northwestern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.42 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.92 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
1.33 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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