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PEID: 6443

ROP: 109930

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Other

Language: Telugu - (tel)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: Sri Lanka

Also found in: Bahrain; Bangladesh; Canada; Kuwait; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 907,500

PEID: 6443

ROP: 109930

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Telugu of Sri Lanka, numbering 12,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 907,500 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Telugu. The primary religion practiced by the Telugu 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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