Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Munda-Santal

Language: Santali - (sat)

Alternate Name(s): Satar, Santhali, Santhal, Sonthal, Sandal, Sangtal, Santal, Sentali, Sainti

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India

Population: 52,500

Global Population: 8,943,700

PEID: 6289

ROP: 108674

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Santal of Nepal, numbering 52,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Munda-Santal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,943,700 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Santali. The primary religion practiced by the Santal is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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