• PEOPLE NAME: PUWA OF CHINA

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PEID: 22103

ROP: 114283

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Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tibeto-Burmese

Language: Hlepho Phowa - (yhl)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: China

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Population: 44,500

Global Population: 44,500


PEID: 22103

ROP: 114283

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Puwa of China, numbering 44,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tibeto-Burmese people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in China. Their primary language is Hlepho Phowa. The primary religion practiced by the Puwa is Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of beliefs and practices that includes elements of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration.


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