PEID: 24368

ROP: 116052

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mongolian

Language: Kyrgyz - (kir)

Alternate Name(s): Sart-Qalmaq

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

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Population: 8,200

Global Population: 8,200

PEID: 24368

ROP: 116052

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Sart Kalmyk of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 8,200, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Mongolian people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Kyrgyzstan. Their primary language is Kyrgyz. The primary religion practiced by the Sart Kalmyk is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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