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PEID: 389

ROP: 100274

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Maluku-Central

Language: Ambonese Malay - (abs)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Netherlands

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 51,000

Global Population: 374,000

PEID: 389

ROP: 100274

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Ambonese of Netherlands, numbering 51,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Maluku-Central people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 374,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ambonese Malay. The primary religion practiced by the Ambonese 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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