• PEOPLE NAME: CHAKMA OF INDIA

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PEID: 41710

ROP: 101976

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tribal - Other

Language: Chakma - (ccp)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Folk Buddhism

Country: India

Also found in: Bangladesh

Population: 211,000

Global Population: 656,000


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 211,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Tribal - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 656,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Chakma. The primary religion practiced by the Chakma is Folk Buddhism, a syncretistic blend of traditional Buddhist practices with elements of magic and superstition.


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