Korama in India

The Korama have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Korama, also known as Korama Setty, comes from the root kuru, which means "fortune telling," a reference to their traditional occupation. The Korama are a scheduled caste. In a tribe where cross-cousin and uncle-niece marriages are allowed, their very name, Korama, suggests mystery. They live in Bangalore and other places in Karnataka. They speak Tamil and Kannada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In addition to fortune telling, the Korama people engage in basket-weaving, bamboo work, mat-weaving, and tattooing. Some work as wage laborers. But others are entering professional occupations and doing quite well. About one-third of these people live in urban areas. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer marriages to take place within their group. 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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These people are animistic, and they have their own priests.


What Are Their Needs?

The Korama people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Korama in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will help lead the Korama into a church planting movement. * Pray for spiritual openness that will lead to many putting their faith in Christ. * Pray for faithful workers and intercessors.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Korama
People Name in Country Korama
Population this Country 219,000
Population all Countries 219,000
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
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
3,300
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 3,300
  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
5,100
Tamil
4,600
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 5,100
  Tamil 4,600
  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  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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