• PEOPLE NAME: MAPUCHE OF CHILE

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By Andy McCullough

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PEID: 17450

ROP: 106296

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Mapudungun - (arn)

Alternate Name(s): Araucano, Picunche, Huilliche

Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: Chile

Also found in: Argentina

Population: 1,275,000

Global Population: 1,393,000


PEID: 17450

ROP: 106296

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Mapuche of Chile, numbering 1,275,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,393,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Mapudungun. The primary religion practiced by the Mapuche is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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