Koireng in India

Joshua Project has identified the Koireng only in India
Population
2,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Koireng are a Scheduled tribe in the state of Manipur in India. They used to be called Kolren or Koren. The Kol part of Kolren means east and Ren means men. They are known as men from the east. The Meities (a tribe living near them) gave the name Koireng to them. They live in the foothills around the Imphal Valley. They are in places such as the Senapati region, Thanglong village, Tarung, Sadu Koireng and Kamu Koireng. The language they speak is from Sino-Tibetan.

They came from Burma and migrated to Manipur, it is said probably in the first century AD. It is also said that they were involved in many wars when going to live in their various places. In Manipur in ancient times, they were classed as one of the most powerful tribes. They are Mongoloid in looks. They are small and have straight black hair and brown skin. They do folk songs which are historical.

They have religious rites. The old people have tended to be pagans while many of the younger ones follow Christianity. With the paganism, the Koireng worship Pathian. They have customs to do with childbirth, child naming and marriage for example. They celebrate festivals. They work mainly in agriculture and many agricultural festivals are celebrated usually combined with music also.

The Koireng speak Koren, Manipuri and English. Hunting for sport happens away from the seasons in the villages of Thanglong, Sadu and Utonglok.

Some of the Koireng are Hindus and some are Christians. Marriage is by arranged marriage and elopement. Rice is their main food and they like vegetables more than fish and meat. The women do weaving in their homes. They bury their dead.

Maybe there are born again Christians among them who could give the gospel message to other Koirengs.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/koireng_tribe.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koireng
Tribes and Castes of Manipur by Sipra Sen, 1992


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Koireng
People Name in Country Koireng
Population in India 2,600
World Population 2,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names कोइरेंग
People ID 17351
ROP3 Code 112734
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Manipur (2,600)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Koireng (2,600 speakers)
Language Code nkd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Koireng
Primary Language Koireng (2,600 speakers)
Language Code nkd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
0.93 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
94.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.91 %
Islam
0.32 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
2.07 %
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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