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PEID: 914

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: Russia

Also found in: China; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 183,000

Global Population: 477,700

PEID: 914

ROP: 107607

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Kalmyk-Oirats of Russia, numbering 183,000, are Engaged yet 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 Kalmyk-Oirats is Tibetan Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas.

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