Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|People Name:||Koracha, caste|
|Christian Adherents:||0.01 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Dalit - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
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.
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.
Hinduism is their religion, but they also have their own traditional beliefs. One of their most feared goddesses is Moothevi, the goddess of sleep.
The Koracha people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus can offer them.
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.