• PEOPLE NAME: SINHALESE OF MALDIVES

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PEID: 6165

ROP: 109305

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist

Language: Sinhala - (sin)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Maldives

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

Population: 3,800

Global Population: 17,231,000


PEID: 6165

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 Maldives, numbering 3,800, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Buddhist people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,231,000 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Sinhala. The primary religion practiced by the Sinhalese is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.


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