Kotwal in India

The Kotwal have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Kotwal means watchman. They are a Scheduled Caste. They live scattered throughout central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Basket making is their main work, but some are day laborers. The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They usually marry their cousins. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They have community councils to look after them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. As Hindus they worship whatever spirit being they believe will offer them favor and protection.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kotwal community needs to allow God the Father to speak into their lives so that they can experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will accept Christ and lead their entire community to follow Him. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to put their faith in Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kotwal in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotwal
People Name in Country Kotwal
Alternate Names Katwa; Kotwalia; Kotwaliya; Kotwar; कोतवाल
Population this Country 118,000
Population all Countries 118,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 17281
ROP3 Code 112653
ROP25 Code 305114
ROP25 Name Mang Kotwalia
Country India
Region Asia, South
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
115,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,200
Daman and Diu
900
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 115,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,200
  Daman and Diu 900
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
5,700
Chhattisgarhi
2,600
Nimadi
1,600
Malvi
1,300
Bhili
800
Khandesi
200
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 5,700
  Chhattisgarhi 2,600
  Nimadi 1,600
  Malvi 1,300
  Bhili 800
  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  (1818-2022)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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