Kotia in India

The Kotia have only been reported in India
Population
99,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kotia also called Benatho Oriya are a scheduled tribe of India who were originally from Orissa and moved to Andhra Pradesh. They speak in Oriya and Telugu.

The Kotia are not vegetarians who eat rice as a cereal. They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their group or clan) and mostly monogamous. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated.

The Kotia work in agriculture and laboring. They have a community council. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are educated and girls are partly educated. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Kotia to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings and the internet 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 Kotia
People Name in Country Kotia
Population in India 99,000
World Population 99,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Benatho Oriya, Bentho Oriya, Bento Orita, Keuta, Khatia, Kotil, Kotiya, Kutia, Kuttiya, Odiya Benaito, Sore, Tribal Oriya, कोटिया
People ID 17279
ROP3 Code 112650
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 7
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
(60,000)
Odisha
(39,000)
Telangana
(400)
Chhattisgarh
(60)
Delhi
(50)
Gujarat
(40)
Puducherry
(10)
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 7
  Andhra Pradesh (60,000)
  Odisha (39,000)
  Telangana (400)
  Chhattisgarh (60)
  Delhi (50)
  Gujarat (40)
  Puducherry (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (61,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
(20,000)
Kuvi
(9,800)
Bhatri
(4,500)
Pengo
(2,400)
Oriya, Adivasi
(1,100)
Kui
(400)
Koya
(200)
Marathi
(200)
Hindi
(100)
Chhattisgarhi
(100)
Duruwa
(50)
Bengali
(40)
Kannada
(30)
Gondi, Adilabad
(20)
Gujarati
(10)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (61,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu (20,000)
  Kuvi (9,800)
  Bhatri (4,500)
  Pengo (2,400)
  Oriya, Adivasi (1,100)
  Kui (400)
  Koya (200)
  Marathi (200)
  Hindi (100)
  Chhattisgarhi (100)
  Duruwa (50)
  Bengali (40)
  Kannada (30)
  Gondi, Adilabad (20)
  Gujarati (10)
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1815-2004)
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)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.13 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.92 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.43 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.47 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Henk Sebregts  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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