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PEID: 42313

ROP: 100235

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Affinity Group: EURO

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Ural-Siberian

Language: Southern Altai - (alt)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Mahayana

Country: Russia

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Population: 74,000

Global Population: 74,000

PEID: 42313

ROP: 100235

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Altai of Russia, numbering 74,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Ural-Siberian people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Russia. Their primary language is Southern Altai. The primary religion practiced by the Altai is Mahayana Buddhism, the largest major tradition of Buddhism today.

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