Koiri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Koiri believe they are the descendants of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Koiri 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.


What Are Their Needs?

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.

The Koiri are somewhat receptive to the gospel and a move of Christ is starting among them. Several thousand Koiri are following Christ and village house churches are being formed and Koiri leadership developing. The Koiri are engaged by a number of mission agencies and churches and are in the process of being reached.

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives. Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.


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


References

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

https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/koeri/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-29
People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation KOY-ree
Population this Country 9,654,000
Population all Countries 10,013,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 193
Alternate Names Dangi; Khoira; Koeri; Koir; Koiri; Koiry; Kuiri; Kushwaha; Mauriya; Mour; Murao; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Bihar
6,264,000
Uttar Pradesh
2,330,000
Jharkhand
824,000
West Bengal
158,000
Assam
2,000
Odisha
800
Andaman and Nicobar
700
Maharashtra
500
Uttarakhand
500
Delhi
500
Chhattisgarh
400
Meghalaya
400
Nagaland
300
Manipur
100
Tripura
100
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Bihar 6,264,000
  Uttar Pradesh 2,330,000
  Jharkhand 824,000
  West Bengal 158,000
  Assam 2,000
  Odisha 800
  Andaman and Nicobar 700
  Maharashtra 500
  Uttarakhand 500
  Delhi 500
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Meghalaya 400
  Nagaland 300
  Manipur 100
  Tripura 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
2,933,000
Magahi
741,000
Maithili
404,000
Bengali
130,000
Angika
65,000
Panchpargania
20,000
Bagheli
7,800
Surjapuri
6,100
Sadri
1,000
Assamese
900
Odia
700
Kumaoni
400
Awadhi
200
Kanauji
200
Nepali
90
Primary Language Hindi (3,806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 2,933,000
  Magahi 741,000
  Maithili 404,000
  Bengali 130,000
  Angika 65,000
  Panchpargania 20,000
  Bagheli 7,800
  Surjapuri 6,100
  Sadri 1,000
  Assamese 900
  Odia 700
  Kumaoni 400
  Awadhi 200
  Kanauji 200
  Nepali 90
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more