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: 14 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Bakuda 9,400
Gangadikara 9,400
Kaipuda 9,400
Mari 9,400
Mera 9,400
Mundala 9,400
Potraja 9,400
Raniyava 5,800
Kembatti 1,000
Koosa 700

Introduction

In the past, Holer tribal chiefs ruled the forest region of Chota Nagpur in eastern India. The culture of the Holer is changing due to modern circumstances. Today most of the Holer earn a living through farming, but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers.


Ministry Obstacles

Since the beginning of their community, the Holer people have looked to the sun as their source of spiritual light rather than looking to the Son as the way to the Father.


Outreach Ideas

The Holer are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They do believe in a creator, which might provide an "in" for those who want to tell them about the Creator.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 Holer families to find Christ and serve Him together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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 Holer 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.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Holaya
People Name in Country Holaya
Pronunciation HOLE-ah-yah
World Population 809,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Handihelva; Helavamallur; Helvagola; Helvaru; Holava; Holeva; Holeya; Holia; Holiya; Koraga; Paraiyan; Pitchguntalu; होलेर
People ID 18775
ROP3 Code 114454
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Dalit - other
People Group Holaya
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 14
  Bakuda 9,400
  Gangadikara 9,400
  Kaipuda 9,400
  Mari 9,400
  Mera 9,400
  Mundala 9,400
  Potraja 9,400
  Raniyava 5,800
  Kembatti 1,000
  Koosa 700
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 6
Largest States
Karnataka
789,000
Maharashtra
18,000
Kerala
1,100
Delhi
90
Gujarat
50
Tamil Nadu
20
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 6
  Karnataka 789,000
  Maharashtra 18,000
  Kerala 1,100
  Delhi 90
  Gujarat 50
  Tamil Nadu 20
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  (1827-2016)
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 Father's Love Letter
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: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
30.24 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
69.31 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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