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PEID: 24678

ROP: 107607

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mongolian

Language: Kalmyk - (xal)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Mahayana

Country: Uzbekistan

Also found in: China; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Russia; United States

Population: 900

Global Population: 477,700

PEID: 24678

ROP: 107607

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Kalmyk-Oirats of Uzbekistan, numbering 900, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mongolian people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 477,700 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Kalmyk. The primary religion practiced by the Kalmyk-Oirats is Mahayana Buddhism, the largest major tradition of Buddhism today.

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