In the past, Holer tribal chiefs ruled the forest region of Chota Nagpur in eastern India. The culture of the Holer is changing due to modern circumstances. Today most of the Holer earn a living through farming, but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers.
Since the beginning of their community, the Holer people have looked to the sun as their source of spiritual light rather than looking to the Son as the way to the Father.
The Holer are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They do believe in a creator, which might provide an "in" for those who want to tell them about the Creator.
There are no followers of Christ that we know of, so pray that the Holy Spirit gives Holer leaders a desire to grow spiritually. Pray for entire Holer families to find Christ and serve Him together.
* Pray for the Lord to show His abundant mercy on this people group as they deal with India's changes.
* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Holer people to the true Creator.
* Pray that God given dreams and visions to their leaders, who in turn will want to follow Christ, and open the way for others to be discipled.
Scripture Prayers for the Holaya in India.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Holaya|
|People Name in Country||Holaya|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||16|
|Alternate Names||Handihelva; Helavamallur; Helvagola; Helvaru; Holava; Holeva; Holeya; Holia; Holiya; Koraga; Paraiyan; Pitchguntalu; होलेर|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Dalit - other|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (750,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kannada|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kannada|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online New Testament (Bibles India)|