Coriak shepherd in Balkanshahr's Kerlem District, within Sylvania.
|423,933 (2017 census)-460,000|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Balkanshahr, Kuregred Metropolitan Area, Nuví Pelezu|
|Corian (Often Corsnian dialect), Šlovedk, Hasani|
|Virtually all are Sunni Muslim, irreligious minority in urban areas|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Corians, Hasanis, Corians in Krasnarus, Nogans|
Coriaks are a South Slavic, often pseudo-nomadic Islamized ethnic group, inhabiting mainly the area of Balkanshahr in Sylvania, Krasnarus, living in isolated villages in mountains, or in migratory groups in rocky valleys.
Coriaks were mainly Islamized due to influence from Hasanis and their culture. Most Coriaks migrated initially from modern-day Coria after it formed, searching for better lives elsewhere. Although the majority of ethnic Corians in Krasnarus settled on the coast, an estimated 38% of migrants moved further inland to Balkanshahr, where they were often trapped by harsh climates upon arrival and forced to stay. Thus, they came in contact with Hasanis. Due to this, much conversion and intermarriage between the two groups began, and the Coriaks became what they are today.
Afterwards, many Coriaks who could escape said valleys and other hard-to-pass areas did so. Coriaks began to move to larger coastal cities, particularly Kuregred. Due to the unprecedentedly large wave of Coriak immigration (About 30,000 individuals), Corians became aware of Coriaks for the first time, and there has been a bitter resentment between the two groups ever since. Most Corians view Coriaks as "corrupted, imbecile members of their race," which is a common slogan used by ethnic Corian advocate groups. Hate crimes are common against Coriaks in larger cities.
The territory was in anarchy until Krasnarus formally made its claim to Micras in 2017, which included Albion and Sylvania. During this period, the government went into Coriak-majority areas, restoring order and conducting the census.
As of the 2017 initial census, out of 423,980 self-identified Coriaks, 50.4% of Coriaks are male and 49.6% are female. 63.1%, or 408,293 individuals, were living in poverty. Their average income was Cr5,007. 71.345% had employment, only 1.5% had college degrees. Coriaks also have by far the highest incarceration rate of any group with 81,750 individuals of Coriak descent having been convicted of felony charges. An estimated 29,000 of these alone are members of the brutal Kurga-72 organized crime group, which has also been known to commit acts of ethnic terrorism.
Coriak advocate groups are attempting to fix many of these ridiculous statistics, but as of yet, they do not have enough support in Coriak communities.
Areas with significant populations
- Silvensku (401,989)
- Phedodah (15,141)
- Elbijun (6,803)