Koch (Hindu traditions) in India


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Koch people speak Rajbanshi. They have two subgroups, the Tintekiya and the Chapra.

They live in Bangladesh, Nepal and India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Both the Tintekiya and the Chapra Koch are primarily farmers, with some farming their own land and most working as hired day laborers for neighboring Bengalis. They continue to live primarily in Koch villages in simple homes with mud walls and floors and thatched or corrugated tin roofs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Within Bangladesh the Tibeto- Burman Koch generally continue to follow their traditional "Sonaton" religion, though some say they are Hindu. Most of the Indo-Aryan Koch speakers in Bangladesh have embraced Islam


What Are Their Needs?

The Koch are poor and uneducated. A Christian education and/or community development organization could possibly be a real blessing to the Koch. At the same time, it seems the Koch tend to equate Christianity with opportunities for education and health care and are in great need of someone to share true Christianity with them.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Koch people who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road to death.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Koch tribe in the near future.

Pray the Koch people would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Koch (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Koch


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koch (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koch (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Bashgaria; Koch; Magan; Sanga; कोच (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 60,000
Population all Countries 97,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 20018
ROP3 Code 105069
ROP25 Code 304089
ROP25 Name Koch
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 11
Largest States
Meghalaya
33,000
West Bengal
15,000
Bihar
9,200
Assam
1,400
Tripura
1,000
Maharashtra
300
Odisha
300
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Jharkhand
200
Delhi
200
Uttar Pradesh
40
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Meghalaya 33,000
  West Bengal 15,000
  Bihar 9,200
  Assam 1,400
  Tripura 1,000
  Maharashtra 300
  Odisha 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Jharkhand 200
  Delhi 200
  Uttar Pradesh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.58 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.82 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.56 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Koch (28,000 speakers)
Language Code kdq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Bengali
13,000
Rajbanshi
4,900
Maithili
2,100
Hindi
1,400
Assamese
1,100
Rangpuri
600
Garo
200
Khasi
70
Kinnauri
20
Boro (India)
10
Nepali Rabha
Primary Language Koch (28,000 speakers)
Language Code kdq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 13,000
  Rajbanshi 4,900
  Maithili 2,100
  Hindi 1,400
  Assamese 1,100
  Rangpuri 600
  Garo 200
  Khasi 70
  Kinnauri 20
  Boro (India) 10
  Nepali 10
  Rabha 10
People Groups Speaking Koch

Primary Language:  Koch

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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