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PEID: 41634

ROP: 106041

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Munda-Santal

Language: Sadri - (sck)

Alternate Name(s): Maheli, Mahili

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in: Bangladesh

Population: 530,000

Global Population: 553,500

PEID: 41634

ROP: 106041

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Mahli of India, numbering 530,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Munda-Santal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 553,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Sadri. The primary religion practiced by the Mahli 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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