Kota in India

The Kota have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Kota is one of the 19 indigenous people groups in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India. Their population is relatively small. The total population recorded in 2010 is 1,972. This particular people group is classified by the government of India as one of the primitive scheduled tribes. They live only in seven villages scattered around the Nilgiris district.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Few Kotas have shown interest towards the gospel. Since the late 1840s the gospel was introduced to them by Basel German Evangelical Mission. The Church of England, the Zenana Missionary Society and (from 1935) Freewill Baptist missionary Miss. Laura Belle Barnard, from the U.S. focused to reach this particular people group around Kotagiri in the Nilgiris district. Though missionaries and Christian workers tried their best to present Christ for the past 175 years through various ways and means, the Kotas have been mostly unresponsive to the gospel.


Profile Source:   Indian Christian Revival Mission, Mysore  

People Name General Kota
People Name in Country Kota
World Population 800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kohatur, Kotar, Koter, Kotha, Kuof, कोटा
People ID 19019
ROP3 Code 114949
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 4
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
400
Karnataka
200
Kerala
100
Telangana
50
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 4
  Tamil Nadu 400
  Karnataka 200
  Kerala 100
  Telangana 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kota (200 speakers)
Language Code kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kannada
200
Tamil
200
Telugu
80
Tulu
40
Malayalam
40
Kodava
Marathi Bengali
Primary Language Kota (200 speakers)
Language Code kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 200
  Tamil 200
  Telugu 80
  Tulu 40
  Malayalam 40
  Kodava 10
  Marathi 10
  Bengali 0
People Groups Speaking Kota

Primary Language:  Kota

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1938)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.79 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.14 %
Profile Source Indian Christian Revival Mission, Mysore  
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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