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PEID: 6436

ROP: 112857

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: OBC Muslim

Language: Malayalam - (mal)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Sri Lanka

Also found in: India

Population: 5,900

Global Population: 8,930,900

PEID: 6436

ROP: 112857

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Mappilla of Sri Lanka, numbering 5,900, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the OBC Muslim people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,930,900 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Malayalam. The primary religion practiced by the Mappilla 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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