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Korku Tribe

  • 17 Feb 2020
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  • 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.
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