Kotwal in India

Kotwal
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kotwal
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 98,000
World Population: 98,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.05 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kotwal of India in Madhya Pradesh are a scheduled caste. Kotwal means watchman. They speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians. Hinduism is their religion. They work as laborers.

The Kotwal in Gujarat are a scheduled tribe. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They have cousin marriages and are monogamous. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Basket making is their main work. They have community councils to look after them. Family planning is used by them but not used by the Kotwal in Maharashtra.

The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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