• PEOPLE NAME: KALMYK-OIRATS OF KYRGYZSTAN

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PEID: 24352

ROP: 107607

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Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mongolian

Language: Kalmyk - (xal)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Also found in: China; Mongolia; Russia; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 6,800

Global Population: 461,450


PEID: 24352

ROP: 107607

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Kalmyk-Oirats of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 6,800, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mongolian people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 461,450 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Kalmyk. The primary religion practiced by the Kalmyk-Oirats is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.


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