Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Japanese

Language: Japanese - (jpn)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Shintoism

Country: United States

Also found in: Bolivia; Japan

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 984,900

PEID: 43579

ROP: 101932

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Ryukyuan of United States, numbering 14,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Japanese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 984,900 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Japanese. The primary religion practiced by the Ryukyuan is Shintoism, an indigenous Japanese religion that stresses the need for ritual cleansing.

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