The Kotal are a scheduled caste who live in West Bengal and are also called Kotwal. The word Kotwal means watchman or guard. They speak in Bengali. They are not vegetarian. Hinduism is their religion.
The Kotal are mostly landless and work in agriculture. Some of them work for the government and in industry. Animal husbandry is another source of income for them. Women help too. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form also. They make use of health centers and use government loans to buy farm animals and for some to buy rickshaws to help them make a living.
A few of the Kotal live in Tripura also.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kotal in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (24,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|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 Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|