Dhor Koli in India


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Largest Religion
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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

A scheduled tribe, the Dhor Koli have derived their name from the word dhor, meaning cattle. The Dhor Koli are divided into two endogamous (marry within) occupational divisions, namely Dhor Koli and Tokra Koli, and each is divided into various clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional vocation has been the tanning of cattle hides, but today many are involved with other agricultural pursuits. Community control is accomplished jointly by the community head and the village heads, both being hereditary positions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements.


What Are Their Needs?

Lack of access to the gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.


Prayer Points

Several hundred Dhor Koli have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these people will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit and that they will grow to become Christ-like in character, representing him well.

Please pray this large tribe will be sent missionaries to disciple them in the ways of Christ.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Dhor Koli people a hunger for truth and righteousness, pointing them to Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Koli Dhor in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhor


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koli Dhor
People Name in Country Koli Dhor
Natural Name Dhor Koli
Alternate Names Dhor; Dhor Koli; Kolachi; Kolca; Kolcha; Kolga; Kolgha; Korgha; Korh; Kori; Naik Koli; Tokra Koli; Tokre Koli; कोली ढोर
Population this Country 493,000
Population all Countries 495,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
People ID 17129
ROP3 Code 112478
ROP25 Code 304135
ROP25 Name Koli (ST)
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 14
Largest States
Maharashtra
269,000
Karnataka
133,000
Gujarat
79,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
3,300
Rajasthan
1,900
Telangana
900
Daman and Diu
900
Madhya Pradesh
200
Andhra Pradesh
100
Delhi
90
Tamil Nadu
80
Kerala
50
Chhattisgarh
30
Goa
30
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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 14
  Maharashtra 269,000
  Karnataka 133,000
  Gujarat 79,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 3,300
  Rajasthan 1,900
  Telangana 900
  Daman and Diu 900
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Delhi 90
  Tamil Nadu 80
  Kerala 50
  Chhattisgarh 30
  Goa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.20 %
Islam
0.25 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.23 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Marathi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
81,000
Gujarati
59,000
Khandesi
44,000
Ahirani
38,000
Telugu
23,000
Bhili
7,400
Hindi
2,700
Konkani
2,600
Bengali
2,500
Kacchi
800
Marwari (India)
400
Dhundari
200
Urdu
100
Dangi
60
Tulu
60
Primary Language Marathi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada 81,000
  Gujarati 59,000
  Khandesi 44,000
  Ahirani 38,000
  Telugu 23,000
  Bhili 7,400
  Hindi 2,700
  Konkani 2,600
  Bengali 2,500
  Kacchi 800
  Marwari (India) 400
  Dhundari 200
  Urdu 100
  Dangi 60
  Tulu 60
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

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Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
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