Caste Koracha in India

The Koracha, caste have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Koracha people were criminals, but that changed during the 20th century. The Koracha of Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. Some Koracha people live in Andhra Pradesh where they speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of that state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Basket work is their main occupation. Some of them are nomads. They marry as adults, and marriages are between one man and one woman. The Koracha people prefer to marry their cousins. Unlike most Hindu peoples they bury their dead. The bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the household. They have a caste association to look after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, but they also have their own traditional beliefs. One of their most feared goddesses is Moothevi, the goddess of sleep.


What Are Their Needs?

The Koracha people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus can offer them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Koracha, caste in India.

* Pray that the caste association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Lord. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Koracha, caste
People Name in Country Koracha, caste
Natural Name Caste Koracha
Population this Country 77,000
Population all Countries 77,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bajantri; Garadwallu; Jogula; Karanga; Karga; Kolcha; Kolgha; Koracha; Koracha Setty; Korachavavdlu; Korachollu; Koraga; Korama Setty; Korana; Korava; Koravan; Korchi Setty; Korchollu; Kuravan; Modi; Pamula; Ratthevollu; Yerukala; Yerukula; Yerukulavandlu; कोरचा, कॅस्ट
People ID 17264
ROP3 Code 112634
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Karnataka
57,000
Gujarat
17,000
Andhra Pradesh
1,000
Tamil Nadu
700
Daman and Diu
600
Maharashtra
500
Dadra and Nagar Have
500
Puducherry
90
Odisha
60
Kerala
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Karnataka 57,000
  Gujarat 17,000
  Andhra Pradesh 1,000
  Tamil Nadu 700
  Daman and Diu 600
  Maharashtra 500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 500
  Puducherry 90
  Odisha 60
  Kerala 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (47,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
17,000
Telugu
5,300
Yerukula
3,600
Tamil
1,800
Hindi
1,200
Konkani
200
Odia
70
Malayalam
40
Primary Language Kannada (47,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 17,000
  Telugu 5,300
  Yerukula 3,600
  Tamil 1,800
  Hindi 1,200
  Konkani 200
  Odia 70
  Malayalam 40
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
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


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