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PEID: 41330

ROP: 113318

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Dalit

Language: Tamil - (tam)

Alternate Name(s): Paraiyar, Paryan, Paraiyan,Sambavan, Samban, Christian Adi Dravida, Sambavar, Pulian

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

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Population: 3,485,000

Global Population: 3,485,000

PEID: 41330

ROP: 113318

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Parayan of India, numbering 3,485,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Dalit people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Tamil. The primary religion practiced by the Parayan is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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