Kota in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kota only in India
Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Population in India 2,000
World Population 2,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(1,500)
Karnataka
(300)
Kerala
(100)
Telangana
(50)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Tamil Nadu (1,500)
  Karnataka (300)
  Kerala (100)
  Telangana (50)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kota (1,200 speakers)
Language Code kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(300)
Tamil
(200)
Telugu
(100)
Tulu
(60)
Malayalam
(40)
Hindi
(10)
Koda Marathi Odia
Bengali Bhili Kodava
People Groups Speaking Kota
Primary Language Kota (1,200 speakers)
Language Code kfe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (300)
  Tamil (200)
  Telugu (100)
  Tulu (60)
  Malayalam (40)
  Hindi (10)
  Koda (10)
  Marathi (0)
  Odia (0)
  Bengali (0)
  Bhili (0)
  Kodava (0)
People Groups Speaking Kota

Primary Language:  Kota

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.67 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.33 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Indian Christian Revival Mission, Mysore  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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