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PEID: 10722

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Sinhala

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Singapore

Also found in: Canada; Italy; Malaysia; Maldives; Oman; Qatar; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 20,500

Global Population: 16,926,200

PEID: 10722

ROP: 109305

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Sinhalese of Singapore, numbering 20,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Sinhala people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 16,926,200 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Sinhala. The primary religion practiced by the Sinhalese is Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.

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