Koli Patelia in India

The Koli Patelia have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Koli speak Gujarati and Hindi and read and write in Gujarati. Their literacy level is moderate so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice. Hinduism is their religion.

In Gujarat they have caste councils to look after them. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. Cultivation is their main work. They use Brahman priests for religious matters. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them.

In Dama and Diu the main occupation of the Koli is agriculture. They have gods who they associate with agriculture.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Koli Patelia in India.

* Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Koli to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Koli Patelia
People Name in Country Koli Patelia
World Population 472,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Patel, कोली पतेलियाऑफ गुजरात
People ID 21159
ROP3 Code 117982
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 2
Largest States
Gujarat
466,000
Daman and Diu
400
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 2
  Gujarat 466,000
  Daman and Diu 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (440,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
21,000
Kacchi
4,500
Primary Language Gujarati (440,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 21,000
  Kacchi 4,500
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.