Koshti in India

The Koshti have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 38 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Halba 43,000
Mahratta 31,000
Bholia 17,000
Kostha 17,000
Kushti 17,000
Lad 17,000
Satsali 16,000
Devanga 13,000
Garewal 10,000
Debang 6,200

Introduction

The Koshti people weave fine silk and cotton cloth goods worn by the wealthy. According to their legends, they are descendants of a famous Hindu saint named Markandi Rishi. To make a long story short, they were blessed by the gods. No doubt this prosperous community still considers themselves blessed by the gods.


Ministry Obstacles

The Koshti people have a strong devotion to Ganesh and other Hindu gods. There are spirit beings behind these gods that will keep the Koshti people away from the Savior.


Outreach Ideas

Believers who purchase weaved goods can have regular contact with members of the Koshti community and become friends with them. Eventually they can earn the right to speak into their lives.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few Koshti believers to have strength and faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for church-planting teams to work among them as there are no known mission agencies/churches working among them.
* Pray for the setting up of income-generating projects.
* Pray a good response to the Christian radio program and the JESUS Film.


Scripture Prayers for the Koshti in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-18
People Name General Koshti
People Name in Country Koshti
Pronunciation KOH-stee
World Population 1,092,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 22
Alternate Names Chaudhri; Cheda; Chetti; Chettiar; Dakunsali; Devanga; Devanga Brahman; Devanga Brahmin; Devangulu; Devra; Dewang; Halba; Hutgar; Jadra; Jandra; Jed; Julaha; Kashkoti-Devanga; Koli-Keskati; Koraga; Kosh; Koshta; Koshtha; Koskati; Kosti; Kusata; Kushta; Kushti; Kushtia; Kusta; Kustha; Lad; Lera; Nesevallu; Padampari; Sakuna Pakshi; Salewar; Sali; Sangunsali; Sedu; Seniar; Suler; Swakulasali; Togata; Togri; कोष्टी
People ID 17275
ROP3 Code 112646
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Koshti
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 38 (only 15 largest shown)
  Halba 43,000
  Mahratta 31,000
  Bholia 17,000
  Kostha 17,000
  Kushti 17,000
  Lad 17,000
  Satsali 16,000
  Devanga 13,000
  Garewal 10,000
  Debang 6,200
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
505,000
Chhattisgarh
256,000
Gujarat
89,000
Karnataka
88,000
Madhya Pradesh
56,000
Tamil Nadu
51,000
Odisha
31,000
Andhra Pradesh
9,900
Telangana
4,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Delhi
300
Kerala
200
Jharkhand
200
Rajasthan
90
Dadra and Nagar Have
40
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 16
  Maharashtra 505,000
  Chhattisgarh 256,000
  Gujarat 89,000
  Karnataka 88,000
  Madhya Pradesh 56,000
  Tamil Nadu 51,000
  Odisha 31,000
  Andhra Pradesh 9,900
  Telangana 4,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Delhi 300
  Kerala 200
  Jharkhand 200
  Rajasthan 90
  Dadra and Nagar Have 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (475,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Chhattisgarhi
166,000
Hindi
160,000
Telugu
127,000
Gujarati
78,000
Odia
27,000
Tamil
25,000
Khandesi
15,000
Kannada
8,600
Ahirani
3,600
Nimadi
2,800
Saurashtra
2,200
Malvi
1,000
Pengo
700
Konkani, Goan
200
Kui
200
Primary Language Marathi (475,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Chhattisgarhi 166,000
  Hindi 160,000
  Telugu 127,000
  Gujarati 78,000
  Odia 27,000
  Tamil 25,000
  Khandesi 15,000
  Kannada 8,600
  Ahirani 3,600
  Nimadi 2,800
  Saurashtra 2,200
  Malvi 1,000
  Pengo 700
  Konkani, Goan 200
  Kui 200
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
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 Marathi
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.27 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.20 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.48 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more