Kotwal in India

The Kotwal 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: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Dhami 2,000
Jhamrila 2,000

Introduction / History

Kotwal means watchman. They are a Scheduled Caste. They live scattered throughout central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Basket making is their main work, but some are day laborers. The Kotwal have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given to them in oral form. They speak Kotwalia and eat meat, fish and rice. They usually marry their cousins. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home. They have community councils to look after them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. As Hindus they worship whatever spirit being they believe will offer them favor and protection.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kotwal community needs to allow God the Father to speak into their lives so that they can experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kotwal in India.

* Pray that the Kotia community council leaders will accept Christ and lead their entire community to follow Him. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to put their faith in Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotwal
People Name in Country Kotwal
Population this Country 98,000
Population all Countries 98,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Katwa; Kotwalia; Kotwaliya; Kotwar; कोतवाल
People ID 17281
ROP3 Code 112653
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 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
96,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Daman and Diu
800
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 3
  Madhya Pradesh 96,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Daman and Diu 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
5,700
Chhattisgarhi
2,600
Nimadi
1,600
Malvi
1,300
Bhili: Kotvali
800
Khandesi
200
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 5,700
  Chhattisgarhi 2,600
  Nimadi 1,600
  Malvi 1,300
  Bhili: Kotvali 800
  Khandesi 200
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
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.
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


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