• PEOPLE NAME: WAHAI OF INDONESIA


PEID: 22730

ROP: 110618

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Maluku-Central

Language: Sou Upaa - (wha)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 9,700

Global Population: 9,700


PEID: 22730

ROP: 110618

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Wahai of Indonesia, numbering 9,700, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Maluku-Central people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Sou Upaa. The primary religion practiced by the Wahai is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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