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PEID: 18261

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asian Buddhist

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

Alternate Name(s): Indian Sub-cluster (B)

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Canada; Italy; Maldives; Oman; Qatar; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 34,500

Global Population: 17,698,400

PEID: 18261

ROP: 109305

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Sinhalese of Malaysia, numbering 34,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Asian Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,698,400 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Sinhala. The primary religion practiced by the Sinhalese is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.

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