• PEOPLE NAME: KALMYK-OIRATS OF MONGOLIA

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By Charles Keen

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PEID: 7495

ROP: 107607

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Affinity Group: EAP

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mongolian

Language: Halh Mongolian - (khk)

Alternate Name(s): Kalmyk-Oirat

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk

Country: Mongolia

Also found in: China; Kyrgyzstan; Russia; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 169,000

Global Population: 459,850


PEID: 7495

ROP: 107607

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Kalmyk-Oirats of Mongolia, numbering 169,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mongolian people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 459,850 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Halh Mongolian. The primary religion practiced by the Kalmyk-Oirats is Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of beliefs and practices that includes elements of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration.


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