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PEID: 41791

ROP: 105723

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: South Himalaya

Language: Lepcha - (lep)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: India

Also found in: Bhutan; Nepal

Population: 90,000

Global Population: 97,700

PEID: 41791

ROP: 105723

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Lepcha of India, numbering 90,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Himalaya people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 97,700 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Lepcha. The primary religion practiced by the Lepcha is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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