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PEID: 46417

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: ASAP

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Sinhala

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

Alternate Name(s): Sri Lankan

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Mahayana

Country: Qatar

Also found in: Canada; Italy; Malaysia; Maldives; Oman; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 63,000

Global Population: 17,062,800

PEID: 46417

ROP: 109305

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Sinhalese of Qatar, numbering 63,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Sinhala people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,062,800 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Sinhala. The primary religion practiced by the Sinhalese is Mahayana Buddhism, the largest major tradition of Buddhism today.

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