Kotal in India

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People Name: Kotal
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 26,000
World Population: 26,200
Primary Language: Bengali
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 Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

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.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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