Kotia in India

The Kotia have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Bodo 5,300
Sona 5,300

Introduction / History

The Kotia are also called Benatho Oriya. They have subgroups that live in both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. They speak in Oriya and Telugu, the languages of these two states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kotia work in agriculture and as day laborers. In recent years they have been caught in the middle of disputes between the state governments of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, and there is much confusion regarding what resources will be given to them. To make matters worse, the Kotia peoples are often subjected to the influences of Maoist extremists. 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 taking control of the home. They have a community council. Boys get a better education than the girls. They use both traditional and modern medicines.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kotia people need safety, power and justice. They need to be able to make a living on their own without being dominated by Maoist guerrillas or state governments.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kotia in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Kotia people to a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the internet will provide them with ample materials to have their own Discovery Bible Studies. *Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotia
People Name in Country Kotia
Population this Country 53,000
Population all Countries 53,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 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 7
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
45,000
Odisha
7,400
Telangana
400
Chhattisgarh
70
Delhi
50
Gujarat
40
Puducherry
10
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 7
  Andhra Pradesh 45,000
  Odisha 7,400
  Telangana 400
  Chhattisgarh 70
  Delhi 50
  Gujarat 40
  Puducherry 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
16,000
Bhatri
1,600
Pengo
600
Oriya, Adivasi
400
Kuvi
300
Kui
70
Marathi
60
Hindi
50
Koya
40
Gondi, Adilabad
20
Kannada
20
Duruwa
10
Tamil Gujarati Sora
Primary Language Odia (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 16,000
  Bhatri 1,600
  Pengo 600
  Oriya, Adivasi 400
  Kuvi 300
  Kui 70
  Marathi 60
  Hindi 50
  Koya 40
  Gondi, Adilabad 20
  Kannada 20
  Duruwa 10
  Tamil 10
  Gujarati 10
  Sora 0
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  (1815-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Odia
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 Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.43 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.24 %
Islam
0.19 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Henk Sebregts  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


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