Koren in India

Joshua Project has identified the Koren only in India
Population
4,200
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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  

People Name General Koren
People Name in Country Koren
Population in India 4,200
World Population 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Koireng, Kwoireng, कोरेन
People ID 17235
ROP3 Code 112603
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Manipur (4,200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Koireng (4,100 speakers)
Language Code nkd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Naga, Mao
(100)
Kom
(50)
Naga, Maring
(10)
Mizo Hindi Anal
Bengali English Naga, Khezha
Naga, Maram
People Groups Speaking Koireng
Primary Language Koireng (4,100 speakers)
Language Code nkd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Naga, Mao (100)
  Kom (50)
  Naga, Maring (10)
  Mizo (10)
  Hindi (0)
  Anal (0)
  Bengali (0)
  English (0)
  Naga, Khezha (0)
  Naga, Maram (0)
People Groups Speaking Koireng

Primary Language:  Koireng

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1997-2000)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
99.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.12 %
Islam
0.26 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.09 %
Photo Source Liendon Zeite  
Profile Source Liendon Zeite  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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