Holaya in India

Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Holaya
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 817,000
World Population: 817,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


In the past, Holer tribal chiefs ruled the forest region of Chota Nagpur in eastern India. The culture of the Holer is changing due to modern circumstances. Today most of the Holer earn a living through farming, but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers.

Ministry Obstacles

Since the beginning of their community, the Holer people have looked to the sun as their source of spiritual light rather than looking to the Son as the way to the Father.

Outreach Ideas

The Holer are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They do believe in a creator, which might provide an "in" for those who want to tell them about the Creator.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no followers of Christ that we know of, so pray that the Holy Spirit gives Holer leaders a desire to grow spiritually. Pray for entire Holer families to find Christ and serve Him together.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Lord to show His abundant mercy on this people group as they deal with India's changes.
* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Holer people to the true Creator.
* Pray that God given dreams and visions to their leaders, who in turn will want to follow Christ, and open the way for others to be discipled.

Text Source:   Keith Carey