Koracha, caste in India

Koracha, caste
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Koracha, caste
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 85,000
World Population: 85,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.01 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey