Kotegar in India

The Kotegar 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

At one time the Kotegar people prepared leather from hides. They have low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

The Kotegar people now live in Karnataka, a state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today these villagers strive to excel educationally and encourage the male children to achieve more than wage labor and field work. They boast a 50 percent literacy rate yet survive mostly off the sweat of their brow and meager incomes from cottage industries such as basket making, woodcutting and firewood-gathering.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kotegar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Kotegar people are 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?

The Kotegar people need better educational opportunities so they can advance in the coming years.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kotegar in India.

* Pray for families of Kotegar believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Kotegar families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Kotegar society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Kotegar people like yeast changes dough.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2303/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotegar
People Name in Country Kotegar
World Population 6,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kore Kshatriya; Kotal Kshatriya; Kote Kshatriya; Kote Sherugar; Kotegara; Koteyar; Koteyavaru; Metri; Rama Kshatriya; Ramakshatriya; Ramaraja Kshatriya; Seregar; Sheregar; Sheregara; Sherogara; Sherugar; कॉटेगर
People ID 17278
ROP3 Code 112649
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 4
Largest States
Goa
2,700
Karnataka
2,400
Kerala
1,500
Tamil Nadu
100
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 4
  Goa 2,700
  Karnataka 2,400
  Kerala 1,500
  Tamil Nadu 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kannada (4,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Konkani, Goan
2,100
Konkani
200
Telugu
40
Primary Language Kannada (4,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Konkani, Goan 2,100
  Konkani 200
  Telugu 40
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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