• PEOPLE NAME: BRIBRI OF COSTA RICA

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PEID: 25022

ROP: 101667

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous

Language: Bribri - (bzd)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Costa Rica

Also found in: Panama

Population: 16,000

Global Population: 17,200


PEID: 25022

ROP: 101667

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Bribri of Costa Rica, numbering 16,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Central American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,200 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bribri. The primary religion practiced by the Bribri is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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