Korama in India

The Korama have only been reported in India
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Subgroups: 13 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Adivi 2,000
Bajantri 2,000
Bid 2,000
Dabbe 2,000
Ghante Chor 2,000
Kalla 2,000
Modi 2,000
Pachaikulle 2,000
Patrad 2,000
Sanadi 2,000

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Korama in India.

* 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
World Population 221,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Korama Chetti, Korama Setty, Korar, Korava, Korchar, Korgar, Kormar, Kunchi Korava, Kunci Korawa, कोरमा
People ID 17270
ROP3 Code 112640
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Group Korama
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Total Subgroups 13
  Adivi 2,000
  Bajantri 2,000
  Bid 2,000
  Dabbe 2,000
  Ghante Chor 2,000
  Kalla 2,000
  Modi 2,000
  Pachaikulle 2,000
  Patrad 2,000
  Sanadi 2,000
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 7
Largest States
Karnataka
210,000
Tamil Nadu
3,300
Maharashtra
3,000
Andhra Pradesh
900
Telangana
400
Goa
300
Kerala
200
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 7
  Karnataka 210,000
  Tamil Nadu 3,300
  Maharashtra 3,000
  Andhra Pradesh 900
  Telangana 400
  Goa 300
  Kerala 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (203,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kurumba, Kannada
5,600
Tamil
4,400
Konkani
1,800
Telugu
1,200
Tulu
200
Konkani, Goan
200
Kodava
100
Marathi
100
Primary Language Kannada (203,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kurumba, Kannada 5,600
  Tamil 4,400
  Konkani 1,800
  Telugu 1,200
  Tulu 200
  Konkani, Goan 200
  Kodava 100
  Marathi 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
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.