• PEOPLE NAME: POMAK OF BULGARIA

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By Jeffrey Haglund

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PEID: 732

ROP: 108104

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Affinity Group: CAP

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Slav, Southern

Language: Bulgarian - (bul)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Bulgaria

Also found in: Turkey

Population: 247,000

Global Population: 297,000


PEID: 732

ROP: 108104

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Pomak of Bulgaria, numbering 247,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Slav, Southern people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 297,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bulgarian. The primary religion practiced by the Pomak 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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