• PEOPLE NAME: AINU OF JAPAN

Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Ural-Siberian

Language: Japanese - (jpn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Japan

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Population: 13,000

Global Population: 13,000


PEID: 7550

ROP: 100158

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Ainu of Japan, numbering 13,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Ural-Siberian people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Japan. Their primary language is Japanese. The primary religion practiced by the Ainu is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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