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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|Christian Adherents:||0.05 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
Kotwal means watchman. They are a Scheduled Caste. They live scattered throughout central India.
Basket making is their main work, but some are day laborers. The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They usually marry their cousins. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They have community councils to look after them.
Hinduism is their religion. As Hindus they worship whatever spirit being they believe will offer them favor and protection.
The Kotwal community needs to allow God the Father to speak into their lives so that they can experience life to the full.
Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will accept Christ and lead their entire community to follow Him. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to put their faith in Christ.