Muwasi Korku in India

The Muwasi Korku have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Korku Muwasi in India.


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
Alternate Names Muwasi; कोरकु मूवासि
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21163
ROP3 Code 117986
ROP25 Code 304216
ROP25 Name Korku
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
31,000
Maharashtra
21,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Madhya Pradesh 31,000
  Maharashtra 21,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
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
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Korku Jesus Film Project
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Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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