Nahal Korku in India

The Korku Nahal 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

In their language the word Nahal means lion or tiger. The Nahal are a Scheduled Tribe, meaning that they have a tribal background. They live in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. In Madhya Pradesh, the Nahal speak Nimari which is an Indo Aryan language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work mainly in agricultural labor. They eat goat meat and chicken. Their marriages are between one man and one woman. They may have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. A caste council looks after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Korku Nahal people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Korku Nahal people need a special relationship with God that can only come by embracing the Son of Man.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Korku Nahal in India.

* Pray that caste council 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 Savior. * Pray for workers and intercessors to be thrust out by the Lord.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Korku Nahal
People Name in Country Korku Nahal
Natural Name Nahal Korku
Population this Country 113,000
Population all Countries 113,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names कोरकु
People ID 21164
ROP3 Code 117987
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 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
99,000
Maharashtra
14,000
Odisha
30
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 3
  Madhya Pradesh 99,000
  Maharashtra 14,000
  Odisha 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Korku (84,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
35,000
Korwa
3,000
Khandesi
1,700
Malvi
1,000
Marathi
900
Bhili
400
Nimadi
300
Gujarati
200
Gondi, Northern
90
Kuvi
50
Primary Language Korku (84,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 35,000
  Korwa 3,000
  Khandesi 1,700
  Malvi 1,000
  Marathi 900
  Bhili 400
  Nimadi 300
  Gujarati 200
  Gondi, Northern 90
  Kuvi 50
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
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Korku
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.75 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.06 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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