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PEID: 12185

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)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Syria

Also found in: Germany; Iraq; Netherlands; Turkey

Population: 10,000

Global Population: 384,575

PEID: 12185

ROP: 101983

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Neo-Aramaic Chaldeans of Syria, numbering 10,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 384,575 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. The primary religion practiced by the Neo-Aramaic Chaldeans is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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