Holaya in India

The Holaya 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: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kembatti 200

Introduction / History

In the past, Holaya tribal chiefs ruled the forest region of Chota Nagpur in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The culture of the Holaya is changing due to modern circumstances. Today most of the Holaya earn a living through farming, but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers. They live mainly in Karnataka.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Since the beginning of their community, the Holaya people have looked to the sun as their source of spiritual light rather than looking to the Son as the way to the Father. The Holaya are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They believe in a creator, which might provide an "in" for those who want to tell them about the Creator.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

There are no followers of Christ that we know of, so pray that the Holy Spirit gives Holer leaders a desire to grow spiritually. Pray for entire Holaya families to find Christ and serve Him together.

Pray for the Lord to show His abundant mercy on this people group as they deal with India's changes.

Pray that Indian believers will lead the Holaya people to the true Creator.

Pray that God given dreams and visions to their leaders, who in turn will want to follow Christ, and open the way for others to be discipled.


Scripture Prayers for the Holaya in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holeya


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Holaya
People Name in Country Holaya
Pronunciation HOLE-ah-yah
Population this Country 959,000
Population all Countries 959,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 19
Alternate Names Handihelva; Helavamallur; Helvagola; Helvaru; Holava; Holeva; Holeya; Holia; Holiya; Koraga; Paraiyan; Pitchguntalu; होलेर
People ID 18775
ROP3 Code 114454
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
Karnataka
929,000
Maharashtra
21,000
Kerala
1,200
Delhi
100
Gujarat
70
Tamil Nadu
30
Chhattisgarh
10
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Karnataka 929,000
  Maharashtra 21,000
  Kerala 1,200
  Delhi 100
  Gujarat 70
  Tamil Nadu 30
  Chhattisgarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (750,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Marathi
46,000
Konkani
7,000
Tulu
3,800
Telugu
2,000
Holiya
600
Konkani, Goan
600
Kodava
100
Gujarati
50
Hindi
10
Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Kannada (750,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 46,000
  Konkani 7,000
  Tulu 3,800
  Telugu 2,000
  Holiya 600
  Konkani, Goan 600
  Kodava 100
  Gujarati 50
  Hindi 10
  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  (1827-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
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 Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
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 Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
30.20 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
69.35 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.45 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more