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PEID: 48703

ROP: 106013

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples

People Cluster: Burmese

Language: Rakhine - (rki)

Alternate Name(s): Rakhain, Rakhine

Primary Religion: Buddhism - Theravada

Country: Bangladesh

Also found in: India; Myanmar

Population: 33,000

Global Population: 2,258,000

PEID: 48703

ROP: 106013

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Rakkain of Bangladesh, numbering 33,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Burmese people cluster within the Tibetan / Himalayan Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,258,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Rakhine. The primary religion practiced by the Rakkain is Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism.

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