Coharie

Coharie
Total population
2,632 enrolled members
Regions with significant populations
North Carolina - Sampson and Harnett counties
Languages
English, Carolina Iroquoian (historical)
Religion
Protestant Christianity, Tribal religion (historical)
Related ethnic groups
Tuscarora, Neusiok, Coree

The Coharie ("Schohari"), which means "Driftwood[1]" in Tuscarora, are a Native American Tribe who descend from the Carolina Iroquoian Tuscarora nation. They are located chiefly on the Little Coharie River, in Sampson and Harnett counties in North Carolina. The Coharie are one of seven state-recognized Native American tribes in North Carolina.

Demographics

The Coharie population of Harnett and Sampson counties has steadily increased from 755 in 1970 to almost 2,700 estimated in 2007. As of 2011, there are 2,791 enrolled Coharie members.[2]

According to the 2000 census, the Coharie population in Sampson County is 1029, and 752 in Harnett County, for a total of 1,781. The Coharie Tribe consists of 2,632 enrolled members, with approximately 20% residing outside the tribal communities in Harnett and Sampson counties. The Coharie community consists of four settlements: Holly Grove, New Bethel, Shiloh, and Antioch.

Other Languages
català: Coharie
Deutsch: Coharie
français: Coharies
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Neusiok