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.

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

The Koiri are somewhat receptive to the gospel and a move of Christ is starting among them. Several thousand Koiri are following Christ and village house churches are being formed and Koiri leadership developing. The Koiri are engaged by a number of mission agencies and churches and are in the process of being reached.

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


Prayer Focus

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 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
Population this Country 9,654,000
Population all Countries 10,013,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 193
Alternate Names Dangi; Khoira; Koeri; Koir; Koiri; Koiry; Kuiri; Kushwaha; Mauriya; Mour; Murao; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
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
6,264,000
Uttar Pradesh
2,330,000
Jharkhand
824,000
West Bengal
158,000
Assam
2,000
Odisha
800
Andaman and Nicobar
700
Maharashtra
500
Uttarakhand
500
Delhi
500
Chhattisgarh
400
Meghalaya
400
Nagaland
300
Manipur
100
Tripura
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 6,264,000
  Uttar Pradesh 2,330,000
  Jharkhand 824,000
  West Bengal 158,000
  Assam 2,000
  Odisha 800
  Andaman and Nicobar 700
  Maharashtra 500
  Uttarakhand 500
  Delhi 500
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Meghalaya 400
  Nagaland 300
  Manipur 100
  Tripura 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
2,933,000
Magahi
741,000
Maithili
404,000
Bengali
130,000
Angika
65,000
Panchpargania
20,000
Bagheli
7,800
Surjapuri
6,100
Sadri
1,000
Assamese
900
Odia
700
Kumaoni
400
Awadhi
200
Kanauji
200
Nepali
90
Primary Language Hindi (3,806,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 2,933,000
  Magahi 741,000
  Maithili 404,000
  Bengali 130,000
  Angika 65,000
  Panchpargania 20,000
  Bagheli 7,800
  Surjapuri 6,100
  Sadri 1,000
  Assamese 900
  Odia 700
  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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
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