PEID: 41342

ROP: 116371

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Bania

Language: Tamil - (tam)

Alternate Name(s): Agaram Velan, Chettu, Gangai

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

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Population: 600,000

Global Population: 600,000

PEID: 41342

ROP: 116371

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Tamil-speaking Chettiar Bania of India, numbering 600,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bania people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Tamil. The primary religion practiced by the Tamil-speaking Chettiar 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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