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PEID: 43577

ROP: 107607

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Mongolian

Language: Kalmyk-Oirat - (xal)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Lamaism

Country: United States

Also found in: China; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Russia; Uzbekistan

Population: 1,800

Global Population: 477,700

PEID: 43577

ROP: 107607

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Oirats of United States, numbering 1,800, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mongolian people cluster within the East Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 477,700 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Kalmyk-Oirat. The primary religion practiced by the Oirats is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

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