• PEOPLE NAME: MALDIVIANS OF MALDIVES

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PEID: 6164

ROP: 106169

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: OBC Muslim

Language: Dhivehi - (div)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Maldives

Also found in: France

Population: 440,000

Global Population: 440,100


PEID: 6164

ROP: 106169

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Maldivians of Maldives, numbering 440,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the OBC Muslim people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 440,100 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Dhivehi. The primary religion practiced by the Maldivians 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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