Koshti in India

The Koshti have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 38 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Halba 43,000
Mahratta 31,000
Bholia 17,000
Kostha 17,000
Kushti 17,000
Lad 17,000
Satsali 16,000
Devanga 13,000
Garewal 10,000
Debang 6,200

Introduction

The Koshti people weave fine silk and cotton cloth goods warn by the wealthy. According to their legends, they are descendants of a famous Hindu saint named Markandi Rishi. To make a long story short, they were blessed by the gods. No doubt this prosperous community still considers themselves blessed by the gods.


Ministry Obstacles

The Koshti people have a strong devotion to Ganesh and other Hindu gods. There are spirit beings behind these gods that will keep the Koshti people away from the Savior.


Outreach Ideas

Believers who purchase weaved goods can have regular contact with members of the Koshti community and become friends with them. Eventually they can earn the right to speak into their lives.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

* Pray for the Followers of Christ
* Pray for the few Koshti believers to have strength and faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for church-planting teams to work among them as there are no known mission agencies/churches working among them.
* Pray for the setting up of income-generating projects.
* Pray a good response to the Christian radio program and the JESUS Film.


Scripture Prayers for the Koshti in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-10
People Name General Koshti
People Name in Country Koshti
World Population 1,074,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 21
Alternate Names Chaudhri, Cheda, Chetti, Chettiar, Dakunsali, Devanga, Devanga Brahman, Devanga Brahmin, Devangulu, Devra, Dewang, Halba, Hutgar, Jadra, Jandra, Jed, Julaha, Kashkoti-Devanga, Koli-Keskati, Koraga, Kosh, Koshta, Koshtha, Koskati, Kosti, Kusata, Kushta, Kushti, Kushtia, Kusta, Kustha, Lad, Lera, Nesevallu, Padampari, Sakuna Pakshi, Salewar, Sali, Sangunsali, Sedu, Seniar, Suler, Swakulasali, Togata, Togri, कोष्टी
People ID 17275
ROP3 Code 112646
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Group Koshti
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Total Subgroups 38 (only 15 largest shown)
  Halba 43,000
  Mahratta 31,000
  Bholia 17,000
  Kostha 17,000
  Kushti 17,000
  Lad 17,000
  Satsali 16,000
  Devanga 13,000
  Garewal 10,000
  Debang 6,200
Country India
Region South Asia
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
494,000
Chhattisgarh
257,000
Gujarat
88,000
Karnataka
86,000
Madhya Pradesh
55,000
Tamil Nadu
51,000
Odisha
30,000
Andhra Pradesh
8,500
Telangana
4,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Delhi
300
Kerala
200
Jharkhand
200
Rajasthan
90
Dadra and Nagar Have
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Maharashtra 494,000
  Chhattisgarh 257,000
  Gujarat 88,000
  Karnataka 86,000
  Madhya Pradesh 55,000
  Tamil Nadu 51,000
  Odisha 30,000
  Andhra Pradesh 8,500
  Telangana 4,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Delhi 300
  Kerala 200
  Jharkhand 200
  Rajasthan 90
  Dadra and Nagar Have 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (463,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Chhattisgarhi
168,000
Hindi
156,000
Telugu
130,000
Gujarati
77,000
Tamil
28,000
Odia
26,000
Khandesi
15,000
Kannada
4,500
Ahirani
3,600
Nimadi
2,800
Malvi
1,000
Pengo
700
Konkani, Goan
200
Kui
200
Kanauji
100
Primary Language Marathi (463,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Chhattisgarhi 168,000
  Hindi 156,000
  Telugu 130,000
  Gujarati 77,000
  Tamil 28,000
  Odia 26,000
  Khandesi 15,000
  Kannada 4,500
  Ahirani 3,600
  Nimadi 2,800
  Malvi 1,000
  Pengo 700
  Konkani, Goan 200
  Kui 200
  Kanauji 100
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.47 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.48 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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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