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PEID: 11707

ROP: 101983

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic

Language: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic - (cld)

Alternate Name(s): Alqosh, Southern Assyrian

Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Germany; Netherlands; Syria; Türkiye

Population: 64,000

Global Population: 79,975

PEID: 11707

ROP: 101983

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Chaldeans of Iraq, numbering 64,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 79,975 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. The primary religion practiced by the Chaldeans is Orthodox Christianity, a branch of Christianity that includes Copts, the Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.

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