Korama in India

Joshua Project has identified the Korama only in India
Population
170,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Korama are a scheduled caste in Karnataka in India. They live in Bangalore and other places in that state. The name Korama is related to fortune telling.

They speak Tamil and Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Cross-cousin marriages take place among them and they are endogamous (meaning they prefer marriages to take place within their group. The Korama do fortune telling, work with bamboo, weave mats, perform tattooing and also laboring. Hinduism is their religion.

Boys are educated and girls to a lesser degree. The literacy level however is on the low side so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Korama to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Korama
People Name in Country Korama
Population in India 170,000
World Population 170,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Korama Chetti, Korama Setty, Korar, Korava, Korchar, Korgar, Kormar, Kunchi Korava, Kunci Korawa, कोरमा
People ID 17270
ROP3 Code 112640
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 on file 7
Largest States
Karnataka
(161,000)
Tamil Nadu
(3,400)
Maharashtra
(3,100)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,000)
Telangana
(400)
Goa
(300)
Kerala
(200)
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 7
  Karnataka (161,000)
  Tamil Nadu (3,400)
  Maharashtra (3,100)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,000)
  Telangana (400)
  Goa (300)
  Kerala (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (148,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(4,600)
Kurumba, Kannada
(4,300)
Telugu
(3,500)
Konkani
(1,200)
Tulu
(900)
Konkani, Goan
(200)
Kodava
(100)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (148,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (4,600)
  Kurumba, Kannada (4,300)
  Telugu (3,500)
  Konkani (1,200)
  Tulu (900)
  Konkani, Goan (200)
  Kodava (100)
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   (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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