Introduction / History
The Koro People are cousins of the Jula people and can trace their history back to the Holy Jihad of the 15th century. One of the oldest living chiefs relates the story of how a war scattered the people from the ethnic center of the Jula people in Kong, Ivory Coast.
Where are they Located?
They are located about 150 km west by northwest of Bouake, Ivory Coast.
What are Their Lives Like?
They are principally farmers growing a variety of crops including manioc, potatoes, corn, rice, cotton, cashews and millet. It is a polygamous society with a chief and a counsel of elders that make decisions for the village.
What are Their Beliefs?
They are Folk Muslim stemming from adding syncretism Islam on top of animism.
What are Their Needs?
Their principal needs are being able to market their crops, medical, dental, and water needs.
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