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PEID: 17350

ROP: 106296

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Mapudungun - (arn)

Alternate Name(s): Araucano, Picunche, Huilliche

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Argentina

Also found in: Chile

Population: 124,000

Global Population: 1,469,000

PEID: 17350

ROP: 106296

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Mapuche of Argentina, numbering 124,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,469,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Mapudungun. The primary religion practiced by the Mapuche is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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