Koren in India

Joshua Project has identified the Koren only in India

Population

1,290

Christian

100%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Liendon Zeite


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.




Profile Source: Liendon Zeite
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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Koren
People Name in Country Koren
ROP3 Code 112603
Joshua Project People ID 17235
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 1,290
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Koireng, Kwoireng,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Koireng 2,466 Naga, Mao 96 Kom 21 Naga, Maring 14
Mizo 10 Hindi 2 Naga, Maram 1 Naga, Khezha 1
Naga, Inpui 1 Meitei 1 Anal 1 Kannada 1
Gujarati 1 English 1 Bishnupriya 1 Bengali 1
Chin, Thado 1
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Koren
Ethnic Code MSY50o
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.15%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.30%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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