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Koren in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Koireng Christianity 99.04 % Unknown No No   

Koren in India

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Introduction / History
The Koren, also known as the Koirengs, are one of the indigenous peoples inhabiting Manipur in North-East India. They belong to the old Kuki Clans of the widely spread Kuki-Chin group of peoples populating India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. They have a shared ancestry, history, cultural traits, folklores and dialects with their kindred people. Linguistically, Koireng is classified under the Tibeto-Burman of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Koirengs have Mongoloid features and are generally short-statured, with straight black hair, dark brown eyes and brown skin. Koireng is a recognized scheduled tribe of India.

Where are they located?
Presently, the Koirengs are sparsely scattered around the surrounding foothills of the Imphal valley of Manipur, NE India. The present geographic locations of their dwellings include: Longa Koireng Village (Thanglong or Thangram); Sadu Koireng Village (Tungluong or Sakram); Awang Longa Koireng; Utonglok Koren; Kamu Koireng (Natok Koren) in Senapati District; Ngairuong Village in Churachandpur District; Tarung and Thangmeiband Koren Colony in Imphal district.

What are their lives like?
The Koireng economy persists mainly on agriculture which they carry on by both shifting and wet cultivation method. Paddy, potato, ginger, (yongcha)Parkia javanica, etc, are the main products. Gathering economy and basket products for commercial goods form trade and market. Hunting in the form of sports is still persistent during off seasons in the villages of Thanglong, Utonglok and Sadu.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,900
Largest States:
Manipur (1,900)
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People Name in Country: Koren
People Name General: Koren
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112603
Joshua Project People ID: 17235
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 1,900
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Koren
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Koireng (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nkd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Naga, Mao (20)Meitei (20)
Anal (Unknown)Bengali (Unknown)
Chin, Thado (Unknown)English (Unknown)
Naga, Khezha (Unknown)Naga, Maram (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.11 % 
Christianity99.04 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.48 % 
Islam0.32 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.05 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1998-2018
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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None Reported
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Koren in India

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Koren India    
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            Koren in India          
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