Nahal Korku in India

The Korku Nahal have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Korku Nahal in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Korku Nahal
People Name in Country Korku Nahal
Natural Name Nahal Korku
Population this Country 32,000
Population all Countries 32,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
26,000
Maharashtra
5,300
Odisha
40
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Madhya Pradesh 26,000
  Maharashtra 5,300
  Odisha 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Korku (17,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
4,600
Nihali
3,400
Khandesi
1,100
Korwa
600
Marathi
200
Nimadi
200
Malvi
40
Bhili
10
Primary Language Korku (17,000 speakers)
Language Code kfq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 4,600
  Nihali 3,400
  Khandesi 1,100
  Korwa 600
  Marathi 200
  Nimadi 200
  Malvi 40
  Bhili 10
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
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Korku
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.75 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
* 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