Korku people of India 

You will see more on this as we post a GHNI proposal on goats in micro-enterprise among Korku in India …

The tribal Korku people of central India are concentrated in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.  At the end of the 20th century, they numbered about 560,000.  However, poverty and restricted use of ancestral land due to government attempts to save the Bengal tiger have led to malnutrition and even starvation among the Korku.  Mostare settled agriculturalists, and many have substantial farms;  others shifted as recently as the late 19th century from slash-and-burn jungle cultivation (jhum)to forestry and eld labour. The Korku live in villages of thatched houses. They have hereditary headmen and trace their descent along paternal lines.  They speak a language of the Munda family(Austroasiatic).  In religion the Korku are Hindus.  Their ceremonies resemble those of the low castes in that they employ their own priests and mediums instead of Brahmans.

About GHNI daniel emig

Global Hope Network International - GHNI E. Europe & S. Asia Lead Assist Click to edit summaryI and our work in GHNI – Global Hope Network International seek to help the poorest of the poor become self-sustaining and human in the fullest sense. Using location-based relationships and resources, GHNI allows these to be the catalyst of change discovered and embraced. Via our mentoring on, and access to, water, food, wellness (health), education, and finances; people are freed to live the whole lives they were meant to live.

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