PEID: 16435

ROP: 114941

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Hispanic American

Language: Saramaccan - (srm)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Suriname

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Population: 1,500

Global Population: 1,500

PEID: 16435

ROP: 114941

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Matawari of Suriname, numbering 1,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Hispanic American people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Suriname. Their primary language is Saramaccan. The primary religion practiced by the Matawari is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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