Muwasi Korku in India

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

Introduction / History

The name Korku amounts to a combination of two words, one for “man” and the other the plural for “tribal men.” The Indian government classifies all Korku peoples as “Scheduled Tribes,” meaning they have a tribal background and they have low status. The Muwasi are a subgroup of the Korku peoples.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

All Korku peoples, including the Muwasis, are facing the challenge of making a living with less and less land for farming. Some of them don’t have enough food. They are beginning to use more modern farming techniques.

Korku villages include two rows of huts, each one with a fireplace in front. These fireplaces pose a danger since most of their homes are made out of bamboo or wood.

Marriage for the Muwasis Korku people is the initiation for youths who become adults. Religious rites are very important in weddings, which unite families. They do not have nuclear families. Most Muwasis Korku families include not only the couple, but also adult sons and daughters, their children, and even members of the bride’s family who are still paying off the bride price through service to the groom’s family.

The male head of a Korku family makes all major decisions regarding large purchases like land, livestock, and even smaller purchases like ornaments and clothes. His wife makes decisions regarding the purchase of clothes and cooking utensils.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Muwasi Korku people practice Hinduism, but it is blended in with their traditional animistic religion. In simple terms, Hinduism can be any spiritual belief system in this part of the world, so tribal religion can technically be labeled Hinduism. One major difference between Hinduism and tribal religion is that the Hindus employ Brahman priests for their rituals while tribal peoples have their own priests.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muwasi Kurku people need the tools and know-how for advanced farming techniques so they can adequately feed their families.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Korku Muwasi in India.

* Pray for workers to go to the Muwasi Korku people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.
* Pray for networks of believing families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Muwasi Korku people with His presence and mercy.
* Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Muwasi Korku people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17269/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korku_people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8nzr4VFKtA
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Korku
https://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Korku.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Korku_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Korku Muwasi
People Name in Country Korku Muwasi
Natural Name Muwasi Korku
World Population 43,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Muwasi; कोरकु मूवासि
People ID 21163
ROP3 Code 117986
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 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
26,000
Maharashtra
17,000
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 2
  Madhya Pradesh 26,000
  Maharashtra 17,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Korku (30,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Hindi
12,000
Marathi
1,000
Malvi
400
Khandesi
100
Korwa
30
Nimadi
30
Primary Language Korku (30,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 12,000
  Marathi 1,000
  Malvi 400
  Khandesi 100
  Korwa 30
  Nimadi 30
People Groups Speaking Korku

Primary Language:  Korku

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1900-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2018)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Korku
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.71 %
Islam
0.08 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.13 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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