Kolowar in India

The Kolowar have only been reported 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

Kola means bamboo or stick. The Kolam are a scheduled tribe that speaks Kolami. Scheduled tribes have low status in Hindu India. Though most live in Maharashtra, some of the Kolam live in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kolam people mostly work in cultivation and as day laborers. The women help with agriculture. The Kolam peopledo basket work and make products out of bamboo. They are monogamous meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. Normally a son takes over as the family head after the father dies, but the Kolam people are starting to change this by allowing the mother to take over as leader. The Kolam people bury their dead unlike most Hindu communities. They have a community council to look after their interests. They prefer herbal medicine over modern medicine. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship their ancestors.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kolam people need to experience the joy and peace of being blessed by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kolowar in India.

* Pray that the community council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will be used by the Lord to begin home-based fellowships. * Pray for a disciple making movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kolowar
People Name in Country Kolowar
Population this Country 243,000
Population all Countries 243,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Kolam; Kolavar; Kolawar; Mannewar; Pujari; कोलोवर
People ID 17240
ROP3 Code 112608
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 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
194,000
Telangana
45,000
Chhattisgarh
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
500
Andhra Pradesh
100
Goa
40
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 6
  Maharashtra 194,000
  Telangana 45,000
  Chhattisgarh 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Goa 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (151,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
49,000
Telugu
25,000
Kolami, Southeastern
7,300
Hindi
6,100
Bhili
800
Chhattisgarhi
700
Gondi, Adilabad
600
Gondi, Northern
300
Kannada
300
Halbi
300
English
200
Korwa
100
Gondi, Aheri
100
Odia
90
Khandesi
70
Primary Language Kolami, Northwestern (151,000 speakers)
Language Code kfb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 49,000
  Telugu 25,000
  Kolami, Southeastern 7,300
  Hindi 6,100
  Bhili 800
  Chhattisgarhi 700
  Gondi, Adilabad 600
  Gondi, Northern 300
  Kannada 300
  Halbi 300
  English 200
  Korwa 100
  Gondi, Aheri 100
  Odia 90
  Khandesi 70
People Groups Speaking Kolami, Northwestern

Primary Language:  Kolami, Northwestern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2005-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kolami, Northwestern
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.03 %
Islam
0.23 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.56 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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