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PEID: 16229

ROP: 101998

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Emberá-Chamí - (cmi)

Alternate Name(s): Emberá-Chamí

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Colombia

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Population: 16,500

Global Population: 16,500

PEID: 16229

ROP: 101998

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Chami of Colombia, numbering 16,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Colombia. Their primary language is Emberá-Chamí. The primary religion practiced by the Chami is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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