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PEID: 1188

ROP: 106268

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other

Language: Manipuri - (mni)

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Primary Religion: Hinduism - Shivaism

Country: Bangladesh

Also found in: India; Myanmar

Population: 39,500

Global Population: 1,877,500

PEID: 1188

ROP: 106268

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Manipuri of Bangladesh, numbering 39,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the South Asia Hindu - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,877,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Manipuri. The primary religion practiced by the Manipuri is Shivaism, one of the major divisions of Hinduism. Shivaism revolves around worship of the Hindu deity, Shiva, and are characterized by wearing sacred ash on their foreheads as a sign of devotion.

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