• PEOPLE NAME: YAEYAMA OF JAPAN


PEID: 7579

ROP: 110913

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Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Japanese

Language: Yaeyama - (rys)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: Japan

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Population: 48,000

Global Population: 48,000


PEID: 7579

ROP: 110913

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Yaeyama of Japan, numbering 48,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Japanese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Japan. Their primary language is Yaeyama. The primary religion practiced by the Yaeyama is Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of beliefs and practices that includes elements of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration.


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