Kotia in India

The Kotia have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Kotia are also called Benatho Oriya. They have subgroups that live in both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. They speak in Oriya and Telugu, the languages of these two states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kotia work in agriculture and as day laborers. In recent years they have been caught in the middle of disputes between the state governments of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, and there is much confusion regarding what resources will be given to them. To make matters worse, the Kotia peoples are often subjected to the influences of Maoist extremists. They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their group or clan) and mostly monogamous. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son taking control of the home. They have a community council. Boys get a better education than the girls. They use both traditional and modern medicines.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kotia people need safety, power and justice. They need to be able to make a living on their own without being dominated by Maoist guerrillas or state governments.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will lead the Kotia people to a disciple making movement. Pray that gospel recordings and the internet will provide them with ample materials to have their own Discovery Bible Studies. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Kotia in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotia
People Name in Country Kotia
Alternate Names Benatho Oriya; Bentho Oriya; Bento Orita; Keuta; Khatia; Kotil; Kotiya; Kutia; Kuttiya; Odiya Benaito; Sore; Tribal Oriya; कोटिया
Population this Country 64,000
Population all Countries 64,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17279
ROP3 Code 112650
ROP25 Code 304245
ROP25 Name Kotiya
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
54,000
Odisha
8,800
Telangana
500
Chhattisgarh
100
Delhi
80
Gujarat
50
Puducherry
20
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Andhra Pradesh 54,000
  Odisha 8,800
  Telangana 500
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Delhi 80
  Gujarat 50
  Puducherry 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.43 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.24 %
Islam
0.19 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
16,000
Bhatri
1,600
Pengo
600
Oriya, Adivasi
400
Kuvi
300
Desiya
80
Kui (India)
70
Marathi
60
Hindi
50
Koya
40
Gondi, Adilabad
20
Kannada
20
Duruwa
10
Tamil Gujarati
Primary Language Odia (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 16,000
  Bhatri 1,600
  Pengo 600
  Oriya, Adivasi 400
  Kuvi 300
  Desiya 80
  Kui (India) 70
  Marathi 60
  Hindi 50
  Koya 40
  Gondi, Adilabad 20
  Kannada 20
  Duruwa 10
  Tamil 10
  Gujarati 10
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Rita Willaert - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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