PEID: 46197

ROP: 116695

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Affinity Group: ASAP

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili

Language: Maithili - (mai)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 859,000

Global Population: 1,278,000

PEID: 46197

ROP: 116695

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Maithili-speaking Shaikhs of India, numbering 859,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bhojpur-Maithili people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,278,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Maithili. The primary religion practiced by the Maithili-speaking Shaikhs is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

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