Koli Dhor in Pakistan

Koli Dhor
Photo Source:  Copyrighted © 2022
Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Koli Dhor
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,300
World Population: 490,300
Primary Language: Sindhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

A Scheduled Tribe, the Koli Dhor have derived their name from the word dhor, meaning cattle. The Koli Dhor are divided into two endogamous (marry within) occupational divisions, namely Dhor Koli and Tokra Koli, and each is divided into various clans. Their traditional vocation has been the tanning of cattle hides, but today many are involved with other agricultural pursuits.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Community control is accomplished jointly by the community head and the village heads, both being hereditary positions.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion combines some traditional as well as Hindu elements. Commonly in South Asia, traditional religious practices blend with Hindu ones.

What Are Their Needs?

Lack of access to the gospel by most of these people is an ongoing problem.

Prayer Points

Several hundred Koli Dhor have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these people will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit and that they will grow to become Christ-like in character, representing him well.
Pray this large tribe will be sent missionaries to help them learn of Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project