Holer in India

The Holer have only been reported in India
Population
814,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Holer of north east India speak Kannada and live in Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa. Most of them live in south Bihar in the hills of the Chotanagpur Plateau. Some live in the plains. In other parts of India they work in industry and agriculture.

The culture of the Holer is changing due to modern ways. In the past their chiefs ruled the forest region of Chotanagpur.

Most of the Holer earn a living through farming but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers.

The Holer are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They have rituals and festivals. They do believe in a creator and worship nature, too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that with the Holer believing in a creator that Indian Christians will lead them to the true Creator.
* Pray that God given dreams and visions will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

http://www.livedead.org/2015/11/12/upg-the-holer-of-india/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Holer
People Name in Country Holer
Population in India 814,000
World Population 814,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Handihelva, Helavamallur, Helvagola, Helvaru, Holava, Holeva, Holeya, Holia, Holiya, Koraga, Paraiyan, Pitchguntalu, होलेर
People ID 18775
ROP3 Code 114454
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 6
Largest States
Karnataka
(782,000)
Maharashtra
(27,000)
Kerala
(2,000)
Gujarat
(1,500)
Tamil Nadu
(1,400)
Delhi
(90)
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 6
  Karnataka (782,000)
  Maharashtra (27,000)
  Kerala (2,000)
  Gujarat (1,500)
  Tamil Nadu (1,400)
  Delhi (90)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (733,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(35,000)
Tulu
(33,000)
Konkani
(6,700)
Konkani, Goan
(2,400)
Kodava
(800)
Gujarati
(800)
Holiya
(500)
Tamil
(300)
Hindi
(300)
Malayalam
(100)
Telugu
(80)
Chhattisgarhi
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (733,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (35,000)
  Tulu (33,000)
  Konkani (6,700)
  Konkani, Goan (2,400)
  Kodava (800)
  Gujarati (800)
  Holiya (500)
  Tamil (300)
  Hindi (300)
  Malayalam (100)
  Telugu (80)
  Chhattisgarhi (0)
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1831-2000)
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
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 Four Spiritual Laws
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 International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
5.18 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
92.74 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.08 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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