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PEID: 6317

ROP: 110935

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Yakha - (ybh)

Alternate Name(s): Yakkha, Yakkhaba, Yakkhaba Cea, Yakkhaba Sala, Dewansala

Primary Religion: Other Religions - Kirati

Country: Nepal

Also found in: India

Population: 21,000

Global Population: 28,200

PEID: 6317

ROP: 110935

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Yakha of Nepal, numbering 21,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 28,200 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yakha. The primary religion practiced by the Yakha is Kirati, a form of Shamanism practiced primarily by the Kirat or Kiranti people of the Himilayas.

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