• PEOPLE NAME: GUAYMI OF COSTA RICA

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By Todd Szalkowski

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PEID: 24976

ROP: 103515

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Ngäbere - (gym)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Costa Rica

Also found in: Panama

Population: 4,500

Global Population: 212,500


PEID: 24976

ROP: 103515

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Guaymi of Costa Rica, numbering 4,500, 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 212,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ngäbere. The primary religion practiced by the Guaymi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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