• PEOPLE NAME: CHAKMA OF INDIA

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PEID: 41710

ROP: 101976

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Garo-Tripuri

Language: Chakma - (ccp)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: India

Also found in: Bangladesh

Population: 199,000

Global Population: 620,000


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 Chakma of India, numbering 199,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Garo-Tripuri people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 620,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Chakma. The primary religion practiced by the Chakma is Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.


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