• PEOPLE NAME: MANIPURI OF BANGLADESH

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PEID: 1188

ROP: 106268

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Naga

Language: Manipuri - (mni)

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Primary Religion: Hinduism - Shivaism

Country: Bangladesh

Also found in: India; Myanmar

Population: 38,000

Global Population: 1,821,000


PEID: 1188

ROP: 106268

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Manipuri of Bangladesh, numbering 38,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Kuki-Chin-Naga people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,821,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Manipuri. The primary religion practiced by the Manipuri is Shivaism, one of the major divisions of Hinduism. Shivaism revolves around worship of the Hindu deity, Shiva, and are characterized by wearing sacred ash on their foreheads as a sign of devotion.


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