KOREA, a petty native state in Chutid Nagpur, Bengal, India., situated between 22° 55' 50" and 23° 49' 15" N. let., and between 81° 58' 15' and 82° 48' 15" E. long., and having an area of 1631 square miles. The state consists of an elevated table-land of coarse sandstone, varying from 2477 to 3370 feet above sea-level. Large forest tracts of soil timber exist. Iron is found throughout the state, and a tribe of Kols, called Aguas from their occupation, are largely engaged in iron-smelting. The field crops consist of rice, wheat, barley, Indian corn, maned, pulses, oil-seeds, cotton, &c., while the jungle produces stick lac and resin. The population in 1872 was returned at 21,127, viz., 11,093 males and 10,031 females (Hindus, 10,807 ; Mohammedans, 140; "others," 10,180). Of aboriginal tribes, the most numerous and influential are the Gonds (1644) ; next in importance are the Cheros (3009). The chief's family call themselves Chauhan Rajputs, and claim descent from a chief of that clan, who conquered Korea six hundred years ago.