Korku is a language used by Korku tribal community, which is mostly concentrated in Central India. The community belongs to the Austro-Asiatic group of people. The Korku people are by far the most western situated of all Austro-Asians, and they belong to the Munda group who largely reside in Eastern India and Myanmar.

The Korkus derive their name from the combination of the word ‘koru’, meaning ‘man’, and ‘ku’, which makes it plural, meaning ‘tribal men’. Currently, the Korku language is considered as an endangered language.

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