- The Korku mostly resides in the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and adjoining Melghat region of Maharashtra.
- The Korku are primarily cultivators. They are also excellent agriculturalists and have pioneered the cultivation of potato and coffee.
- They live in small groups of huts made of grass and wood.
- Korku is one of the 196 languages termed endangered by UNESCO.
- A few groups have been more successful in preserving their language, especially the Potharia Korku (from the Vindhya mountains).
- The community has a distinct cultural heritage. The traditional healing methods are still widely practiced among them.
- The Korku regard their dead as Gods. To commemorate the dead, they install a memorial pillar, which is called Munda.