• PEOPLE NAME: MEADOW MARI OF RUSSIA

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PEID: 925

ROP: 105877

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Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Finno-Ugric

Language: Eastern Mari - (mhr)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Russia

Also found in: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan

Population: 548,000

Global Population: 562,000


PEID: 925

ROP: 105877

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Meadow Mari of Russia, numbering 548,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Finno-Ugric people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 562,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Mari. The primary religion practiced by the Meadow Mari is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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