• PEOPLE NAME: OKINAWAN OF UNITED STATES

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PEID: 43579

ROP: 101932

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Affinity Group: East Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Japanese

Language: Central Okinawan - (ryu)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism

Country: United States

Also found in: Bolivia; Japan

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 1,261,300


PEID: 43579

ROP: 101932

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Okinawan of United States, numbering 14,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Japanese people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,261,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Central Okinawan. The primary religion practiced by the Okinawan is Buddhism, a system of beliefs and practices based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.


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