The Koli are one of South Asia's most ancient tribes. Because of their history of resistance to outside influence, they have their own identity with minimal outside influence.
They straddle India's western state of Gujarat and Pakistan's Sindhi province.
The tribal Koli hunt, farm and fish. Some are involved with the fishing industry.
A highly independent people, they have their own music, dance and festivals. Yet the ways of Hinduism have seeped into their beliefs.
The tribal Koli people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.
Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.
Pray for the Lord to bless this community economically and spiritually.
Ask God to raise up tribal Koli who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road.
Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Koli in the near future.
Pray the Koli would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.
Pray for many of them to make disciples who will make even more disciples.
Scripture Prayers for the Koli, tribe in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Koli, tribe|
|People Name in Country||Koli, tribe|
|Natural Name||Tribal Koli|
|Population this Country||79,000|
|Population all Countries||222,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (44,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible||Oral Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sindhi||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|