PEID: 41319

ROP: 115178

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Forward Caste - Bania

Language: Telugu - (tel)

Alternate Name(s): Komati, Vysya, Vaishya, Arya, Beri, Vaisya

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

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Population: 3,275,000

Global Population: 3,275,000

PEID: 41319

ROP: 115178

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Telugu-speaking Vaishya/Komati Bania of India, numbering 3,275,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Forward Caste - Bania people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Telugu. The primary religion practiced by the Telugu-speaking Vaishya/Komati Bania is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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