Koiri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 17 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Saktiwan 168,000
Vaktiwan 168,000
Banaphar 300
Baru Dangi 300
Bawmuria 300
Chota Dangi 300
Maghaiya 300
Barki Dangi Unknown
Chirihas Unknown
Chotki Dangi Unknown

Introduction

The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need and opportunity to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord, and will honor him with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Koiri (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-29
People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation KOY-ree
World Population 8,416,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 162
Alternate Names Dangi; Khoira; Koeri; Koir; Koiri; Koiry; Kuiri; Kushwaha; Mauriya; Mour; Murao; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Saktiwan 168,000
  Vaktiwan 168,000
  Banaphar 300
  Baru Dangi 300
  Bawmuria 300
  Chota Dangi 300
  Maghaiya 300
  Barki Dangi 0
  Chirihas 0
  Chotki Dangi 0
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Bihar
5,312,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,970,000
Jharkhand
698,000
West Bengal
133,000
Assam
1,700
Odisha
600
Andaman and Nicobar
600
Maharashtra
500
Uttarakhand
500
Delhi
400
Meghalaya
300
Chhattisgarh
300
Nagaland
200
Tripura
100
Manipur
90
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 17
  Bihar 5,312,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,970,000
  Jharkhand 698,000
  West Bengal 133,000
  Assam 1,700
  Odisha 600
  Andaman and Nicobar 600
  Maharashtra 500
  Uttarakhand 500
  Delhi 400
  Meghalaya 300
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Nagaland 200
  Tripura 100
  Manipur 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,809,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
2,932,000
Magahi
748,000
Maithili
397,000
Bengali
129,000
Angika
65,000
Panchpargania
20,000
Bagheli
7,800
Surjapuri
6,100
Sadri
1,000
Assamese
900
Odia
600
Kumaoni
400
Awadhi
200
Kanauji
200
Nepali
90
Primary Language Hindi (3,809,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 2,932,000
  Magahi 748,000
  Maithili 397,000
  Bengali 129,000
  Angika 65,000
  Panchpargania 20,000
  Bagheli 7,800
  Surjapuri 6,100
  Sadri 1,000
  Assamese 900
  Odia 600
  Kumaoni 400
  Awadhi 200
  Kanauji 200
  Nepali 90
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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