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PEID: 6163

ROP: 112836

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Malayalam - (mal)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Maldives

Also found in: Bahrain; Canada; India; Kuwait; Malaysia; Myanmar; Oman; Qatar; Singapore; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 900

Global Population: 2,648,900

PEID: 6163

ROP: 112836

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Malayali of Maldives, numbering 900, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,648,900 in 12 countries. Their primary language is Malayalam. The primary religion practiced by the Malayali is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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