34,600 (2001 census). Few monolinguals.
Jharkhand, Palamau, Garhwa and Gumla districts; Chhattisgarh, Jashpur, Surguja, Raigarh, Korba, Bilaspur and districts; Odisha, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts; Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur district; West Bengal; Andhra Pradesh; Maharashtra.
A Scheduled Tribe in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal. Also a Scheduled Caste in Uttar Pradesh speaking Hindi as mother tongue (Singh 1995b). Korwa divided into two groups: Pahadi (hill dwellers) and Dihari (plains dwellers). No intermarriage. Hindu, Muslim.