• PEOPLE NAME: SINHALESE OF THAILAND

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PEID: 10919

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: Thailand

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

Population: 9,100

Global Population: 17,114,900


PEID: 10919

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 Thailand, numbering 9,100, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,114,900 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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