• PEOPLE NAME: SINHALESE OF MALAYSIA

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PEID: 18261

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Canada; Italy; Maldives; Oman; Qatar; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 34,000

Global Population: 17,220,500


PEID: 18261

ROP: 109305

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Sinhalese of Malaysia, numbering 34,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,220,500 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Sinhala. The primary religion practiced by the Sinhalese is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.


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