Kori in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Their name comes from the Hindi word Kora meaning coarse cloth and it refers to their local traditional work of weaving that type of cloth. They are a Scheduled Caste, which means they have low, but not the lowest status among Hindu peoples.


Where Are they Located?

The Kori live mainly in India's states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, but a small number live in Bangladesh or Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kori have a low social standing and are not well off financially. They are often mocked because they are weavers. Some Kori families use power looms. Some with land are farmers but many are landless and work as laborers.

As Hindus, they do not eat beef but they do eat chicken, mutton, pork and eggs. They eat wheat, rice, dairy produce, fruits in season and vegetables. They drink alcohol. They have low literacy levels, so the gospel would need to be given in oral form. Most of the Kori do not use banks but use moneylenders and shopkeepers.

The Kori are endogamous, which means they do not normally marry outside their group. They have adult marriages that are arranged by the elders of both families. They allow for divorce. Divorcees and the bereaved can remarry. Sons inherit the property of the father and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. Women do the housework and help with weaving and agriculture. The Kori have caste councils who judge things like adultery and divorce. Fines are the usual punishment with excommunication being the last resort.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kori are Hindus and worship all the Hindu gods and goddesses along with community gods. They take part in the major Hindu festivals. Brahmin priests perform their birth, marriage and death rituals. They cremate the dead but bury them if they died either by leprosy or suicide.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other peoples in Nepal, the Kori people need the opportunity to find truth, love, blessing, and salvation in Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kori in Nepal.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Kori people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Kori people would be open and ready to follow him.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Kori people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* We pray for the lives and culture of the Kori people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kori people teachable and understanding hearts.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/kori
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17263/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kori
People Name in Country Kori
World Population 2,639,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dhangar, Kisan, Koli, Koly, Kora, Kora Dobha, Kuda, Kuli, Kura, Kura Kura, Kuraakula, Kurakula, Kuralia, Kuri, Kuria, Kurrakula, Malhar, कोरी
People ID 17263
ROP3 Code 112632
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Lumbini
7,400
Bheri
4,400
Rapti
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Lumbini 7,400
  Bheri 4,400
  Rapti 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (12,000 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
200
Hindi
60
Bhojpuri
30
Primary Language Awadhi (12,000 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 200
  Hindi 60
  Bhojpuri 30
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings The Promise (StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.