The Koli people of Pakistan speak a Sindhi language. There are several Koli subgroups. Most Koli people live in northern India, and adhere to Hinduism.
The Kolis live in Pakistan's Sindh Province and many of India's northern states. Kolis in Pakistan are concentrated in the Thar Desert, east of the Indus River. Most of the Thar Desert is in India, and it forms a natural boundary between these two hostile nations. It is one of the world's largest desert regions.
Life is hard for the Thar people, especially the women who must collect firewood and water each day. Most of the available information about the Koli peoples is about those in India.
The Koli people in Pakistan are almost all Sunni Muslims. They believe that their salvation is based on their obedience to the teachings of the Qur'an, not on the death of Jesus Christ.
The Koli peoples do not have adequate drinking water. Every day the women have to collect water and firewood from a distant source. Christians can help them with these needs by helping with well projects. The Koli people need to hear that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, and there is no other. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves.
* Scripture Prayers for the Koli (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan.
* Pray for a team of knowledgeable believers to help the Koli people build and maintain wells in their desert homeland.
* Pray for the Koli people to have easy access to the many Christian resources that are available to them in the Sindhi language.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to begin among the Koli people and spread to other Muslim peoples in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-08|
|People Name General||Koli (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Koli (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||41,000|
|Population all Countries||2,285,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bunkar; Buntar; Chamar-Julaha; Dhimar; Kabaria Dagi; Kaperdia; Kapre; Kili; Koda; Koli of Gujarat; Koli Patel; Kora; Koral; Kori; Koria; Kuli; Macchi Koli; Machhi Koli; Machikoli; Mahar-Kili; Malhar; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Tantubais; Taru; कोली|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (19,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|