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PEID: 7762

ROP: 114778

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Muslim

Language: Central Sama - (sml)

Alternate Name(s): Central Sama, Muslim Unreached Philippino Sub-cluster

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Philippines

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Population: 139,000

Global Population: 139,000

PEID: 7762

ROP: 114778

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Badjao Sama of Philippines, numbering 139,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Muslim people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Philippines. Their primary language is Central Sama. The primary religion practiced by the Badjao Sama 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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