• PEOPLE NAME: RYUKYUAN OF BOLIVIA

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By Donna Arsenault

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PEID: 17420

ROP: 101932

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Japanese

Language: Central Okinawan - (ryu)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Bolivia

Also found in: Japan; United States

Population: 1,800

Global Population: 1,261,800


PEID: 17420

ROP: 101932

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Ryukyuan of Bolivia, numbering 1,800, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Japanese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,261,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Central Okinawan. The primary religion practiced by the Ryukyuan is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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