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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
|People Name:||Korama unspecified|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Dalit - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
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.
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.
These people are animistic, and they have their own priests.
The Korama people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.
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.