The mountains of Nayarit, Mexico provided the Cora people a natural shield from the Spanish Empire until the 1700s. Finally, in 1722, roughly 200 years into their rule in Mexico, the Spaniards conquered and “Christianized” the Cora people. One Cora group speaks the Santa Teresa Cora dialect.
They do they best they can to grow corn and beans in the mountains of Mexico. Because of their high location the Cora have more independence from the Mexican government, but they also have fewer services such as roads.
Cora religion is a syncretistic blend of traditional religion and Roman Catholicism. They have their own gods and believe in sacred caves and plants.
The Cora people need their lives to be devoted to Jesus Christ alone, so he can give them life to the full.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to woo Cora people into a vibrant, unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for Christ followers among the Cora to disciple others who will disciple others.
Pray for the Lord’s powerful transformation of Cora families as a testimony to others of his goodness and love.
Scripture Prayers for the Cora, Santa Teresa in Mexico.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Cora, Santa Teresa|
|People Name in Country||Cora, Santa Teresa|
|Pronunciation||KO-rah, SAHN-ta teh-DAY-sah|
|Alternate Names||Santa Teresa Cora|
|Population this Country||5,000|
|Population all Countries||5,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Nayarit state: Dolores, San Blasito and Santa Teresa. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Cora, Santa Teresa (5,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||cok Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Cora, Santa Teresa
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2014-2016)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app (Wycliffe)||SIL|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Cora, Santa Teresa||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Cora, Santa Teresa||YouVersion Bibles|