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PEID: 6718

ROP: 109011

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mon-Khmer

Language: Ruching Palaung - (pce)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Mahayana

Country: China

Also found in: Myanmar

Population: 11,000

Global Population: 283,000

PEID: 6718

ROP: 109011

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Pale De`ang of China, numbering 11,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mon-Khmer people cluster within the Southeast Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 283,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ruching Palaung. The primary religion practiced by the Pale De`ang is Mahayana Buddhism, the largest major tradition of Buddhism today.

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