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PEID: 41710

ROP: 101976

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Chakma - (ccp)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Folk Buddhism

Country: India

Also found in: Bangladesh

Population: 197,000

Global Population: 658,000

PEID: 41710

ROP: 101976

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Chakmas of India, numbering 197,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 658,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Chakma. The primary religion practiced by the Chakmas is Folk Buddhism, a syncretistic blend of traditional Buddhist practices with elements of magic and superstition.

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