PEID: 46195

ROP: 116689

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: OBC Muslim - Shaikh

Language: Bhojpuri - (bho)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Nepal

Also found in: India

Population: 265,000

Global Population: 1,510,000

PEID: 46195

ROP: 116689

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Bhojpuri-speaking Shaikhs of Nepal, numbering 265,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the OBC Muslim - Shaikh people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,510,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bhojpuri. The primary religion practiced by the Bhojpuri-speaking Shaikhs is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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