At one time the Kotegar people prepared leather from hides. They have low status in Hindu society.
The Kotegar people now live in Karnataka, a state in southwestern India.
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.
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.
The Kotegar people need better educational opportunities so they can advance in the coming years.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Kotegar|
|People Name in Country||Kotegar|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|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|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (4,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|