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Kori in India

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234,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.69 % Unknown   

Kori in India

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Introduction / History
The Kori are a Scheduled Caste of India living in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. Their name comes from the Hindi word Kora meaning coarse cloth and it refers to their local traditional work of weaving that type of cloth.

What are their lives like?
In Uttar Pradesh the Kori speak Hindi. In Maharashtra they speak Marathi as well as a Hindi dialect. In Madhya Pradesh they speak Hindi, Malwi and Nimadi. They read and write in Devanagari. They speak Oriya in Orissa and read and write in Oriya. The Kori have a low social standing and are not well off financially. They are often mocked because they are weavers. The Kori of today are weavers except in Maharashtra where they are laborers, fruit sellers or in agriculture. Some Kori families use power looms. Some with land are farmers but many are landless and work as laborers.

As Hindus, they do not eat beef but they do eat chicken, mutton, pork and eggs. In Maharashtra they do not eat pork. They eat wheat, rice, dairy produce, fruits in season and vegetables. They are allowed alcohol. They have low literacy levels, so the gospel would need to be given in oral form. They use modern and traditional medicines and like family planning except in Orissa. Most of the Kori do not use banks but use moneylenders and shopkeepers.

The Kori are endogamous, which means they do not normally marry outside their group. They believe in monogamy and adult marriages that are arranged by the elders of both families. Cross cousin marriages are allowed except in Madhya Pradesh. A dowry is given except in Maharashtra. Divorce is allowed if approved socially. Divorcees and the bereaved can remarry. Sons inherit the property of the father and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. Women do the housework and help with weaving and agriculture. The Kori have caste councils who judge things like adultery and divorce. Fines are the usual punishment with excommunication being the last resort.

What are their beliefs?
The Kori are Hindus and worship all the Hindu gods and goddesses and they have community gods too. They take part in the major Hindu festivals. Brahmin priests do birth, marriage and death rituals. They mostly cremate the dead but bury them in cases such as leprosy or suicides. Very young children are buried. Ashes are immersed in a river, the Ganges being favored. They have birth and death pollution set periods.

What are their needs?
It is said that if the Kori make good use of government assistance they would not be so poor. If their children were educated they would have a better future.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kori realise Jesus Christ will accept them as they are as weavers and that they will give their lives to Him.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:234,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (158,000)Jharkhand (26,000)
Odisha (15,000)Bihar (13,000)
Chhattisgarh (8,300)Karnataka (7,600)
Rajasthan (2,300)Andhra Pradesh (1,200)
Tamil Nadu (700)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (700)
Total States on file:18
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kori
People Name General: Kori
Alternate People Names:
DhangarKisan
KoliKoly
KoraKora Dobha
KudaKuli
KuraKura Kura
KuraakulaKurakula
KuraliaKuri
KuriaKurrakula
ROP3 Code: 112632
Joshua Project People ID: 17263
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 234,000
Population all Countries: 257,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Kori
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (103,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (37,000)Koda (28,000)
Santhali (24,000)Odia (13,000)
Kurux (11,000)Chhattisgarhi (3,600)
Kannada (3,500)Munda (2,000)
Mundari (1,800)Korwa (1,300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 42
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.69 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.07 % 
Islam0.21 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown4.01 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsBengali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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