Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Munda-Santal

Language: Santhali - (sat)

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

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: Nepal

Also found in: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India

Population: 53,000

Global Population: 9,032,200

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 53,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Munda-Santal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 9,032,200 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Santhali. 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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