• PEOPLE NAME: TAMIL OF MALDIVES

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PEID: 6166

ROP: 109788

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: OBC Muslim - Other

Language: Tamil - (tam)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Maldives

Also found in: Bahrain; Kuwait; Malaysia; Oman; Qatar

Population: 850

Global Population: 369,800


PEID: 6166

ROP: 109788

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Tamil of Maldives, numbering 850, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the OBC Muslim - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 369,800 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Tamil. The primary religion practiced by the Tamil 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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