Kotwal in India

The Kotwal have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Dhami 2,000
Jhamrila 2,000

Introduction / History

The Kotwal of India in Madhya Pradesh are a scheduled caste. Kotwal means watchman. They speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians. Hinduism is their religion. They work as laborers.

The Kotwal in Gujarat are a scheduled tribe. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They have cousin marriages and are monogamous. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Basket making is their main work. They have community councils to look after them. Family planning is used by them but not used by the Kotwal in Maharashtra.

The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others 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 Kotwal
People Name in Country Kotwal
World Population 98,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Katwa, Kotwalia, Kotwaliya, Kotwar, कोतवाल
People ID 17281
ROP3 Code 112653
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
96,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Daman and Diu
800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Madhya Pradesh 96,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Daman and Diu 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
4,500
Chhattisgarhi
2,900
Nimadi
2,700
Bhili: Kotvali
800
Malvi
500
Khandesi
200
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 4,500
  Chhattisgarhi 2,900
  Nimadi 2,700
  Bhili: Kotvali 800
  Malvi 500
  Khandesi 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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