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Bengali Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Abdul62,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25rP
Abdul
Aguri487,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Aguri
Akhandji500Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Amat272,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Angarok6,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Anglo202,0003 300.0 % ChristianityCNN25b 
Badaik108,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Bagdi (Hindu traditions)3,784,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
Bagti200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Baidya (Hindu traditions)409,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Baidya (Muslim traditions)500Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Bairagi (Hindu traditions)4,068,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Bajikar (Hindu traditions)600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Bajikar (Muslim traditions)1,900Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Bantar187,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Bantar
Barua13,000Y1 22100.0 % BuddhismCNN25b 
Bauri2,328,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismAON10aP
Bauri
Bedia (Muslim traditions)31,000Y1 44100.0 % IslamCNN25r 
Beg4,100Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Behara60,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Bengali, Sylhetti118,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Bengali, Sylhetti
Besya (Hindu traditions)4,800Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Besya (Muslim traditions)9,100Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Bhakat2,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Bhalla3,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Bhar1,882,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Bhar
Bhaskar1,200Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Bhir100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25 
Bhuinmali301,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Bhuinmali
Bhuiya2,151,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Bhuiya
Bhumij1,302,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25lP
Bhumij
Bhunar300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Bind1,122,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Bind
Biswas (Hindu traditions)2,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Biswas (Muslim traditions)31,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Bitopi200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Buna (Hindu traditions)515,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Buna (Muslim traditions)200Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Chain598,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Chain
Chasadhobi106,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Chaudhari, caste12,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Chaura4,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Chik (Hindu traditions)144,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions)6,100Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Dabgar (Hindu traditions)144,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25jP
Dabgar (Hindu traditions)
Dahiara2,700Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25 
Dai (Hindu traditions)9,500Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Dai (Muslim traditions)61,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25g 
Dalu17,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Dalu
Daphtari600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Dhanwar95,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Dhanwar
Dholi (Muslim traditions)59,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25r 
Diwan100Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Doai19,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Dosadh (Muslim traditions)14,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Dulia377,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Gain6,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Ganak5,400Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Gandpal1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Gharti138,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Gharti
Ghazi64,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Ghulam24,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Gundi100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25 
Gura2,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Hadi1,289,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismMSY50cP
Hadi
Hajang147,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Hajang
Hajang Banai4,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Hazra (Hindu traditions)4,500Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Hazra (Muslim traditions)600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Jamadar300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Jaraj (Hindu traditions)9,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Jaraj (Muslim traditions)19,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Jhalo Malo713,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Jhalo Malo
Jharudar300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Jimdar75,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Jogi (Hindu traditions)3,874,000Y1 44100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Jotdar1,600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Kaghazi2,200Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25r 
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions)1,600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Kaibartta2,525,000Y1 55100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Kaibartta
Kaibartta Jalia780,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kalu315,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Kalu
Kandu2,634,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Kandu
Kaora406,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Kaora
Kapali514,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Kapali
Karadar2,400Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Karenga49,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Karigar1,400Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Kasar (Hindu traditions)766,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Kayastha (Hindu traditions)9,937,000Y1 44100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Kechai200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Kela (Muslim traditions)200Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Khairwar440,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismAUG06bP
Khairwar
Khambu328,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Khami6,0002 2150.0 % UnknownCNN25b 
Khandait1,825,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25l 
Khavar156,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Khavar
Kisan1,690,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Kisan
Koch (Hindu traditions)190,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Koch (Hindu traditions)
Koiri (Hindu traditions)8,938,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Konai156,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Konwar8,700Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Kori267,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Kori
Kori Mudi10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kori Nagbansi10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kotal36,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Kunui1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kurmi Mahato136,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kurol6,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Kusiari5,800Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Laheri (Hindu traditions)88,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Lashkar900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Lashkar
Let8,500Y1 11100.0 % UnknownCNN25c 
Lohait Kuri1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Madhuapit300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Mahara17,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Mahishya10,967,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Mahishya
Mal (Hindu traditions)1,933,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Mal (Hindu traditions)
Mal (Muslim traditions)21,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Mallah (Muslim traditions)485,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25cP
Mallah (Muslim traditions)
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions)3,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mallah Dhawa21,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions)3,300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mallik (Muslim traditions)647,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25eP
Mallik (Muslim traditions)
Mandala (Muslim traditions)108,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Markande82,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Marma46,0002 100.0 % BuddhismCNN25bP
Marma
Masalchi2,600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Matia235,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Matia
Maulangi500Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mir70,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions)1,100Y1 22100.0 % IslamAUG04z 
Mirzakhani19,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Mishri8,800Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Mochi (Hindu traditions)2,604,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Munshi600Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Musahar (Muslim traditions)400Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Nagar166,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)168,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismAUG06bP
Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions)13,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamAUG06b 
Nagarchi Nagesia (Muslim traditions1,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25c 
Nai Nabasakh8,800Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Namassej8,653,000Y1 44100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Namassej
Namassej Chandel4,557,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Namasudra3,900Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25cP
Namasudra
Nikari (Hindu traditions)100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Nikari (Muslim traditions)111,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Paliya303,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Pankhu4,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismCNN25bP
Pankhu
Patni (Hindu traditions)410,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Patni (Hindu traditions)
Patni (Muslim traditions)6,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Patwa (Muslim traditions)16,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25rP
Patwa (Muslim traditions)
Peshakar2,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Pod3,275,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Pod
Pundari276,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Pundari
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)7,171,000Y1 4375.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
Rajbansi (Muslim traditions)7,800Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Rajbansi (Muslim traditions)
Rajbhar90,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Rajbhar
Raju562,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismMSY50c 
Rajwar630,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Rajwar
Rasua2,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25r 
Rayeen (Hindu traditions)6,800Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Rohingya1,724,000Y1 55100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Rohingya
Rohingya Zerbadi38,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Sabar5,100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Samanthan51,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Samanthan
Sankara93,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Sardar (Hindu traditions)5,300Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23a 
Sardar (Muslim traditions)65,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Shaikh238,347,000Y1 66100.0 % IslamCNN25rP
Shaikh
Shanan23,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions)7,500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions)300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking1,460,000Y1 171694.1 % IslamCNN25bP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
Sukli63,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Sunri (Hindu traditions)1,693,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Sunri Sadhubanik569,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)655,000Y1 33100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions)44,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Tamboli (Muslim traditions)248,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCNN25rP
Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
Tanti (Hindu traditions)5,093,000Y1 44100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Tanti (Hindu traditions)
Tanti (Muslim traditions)4,600Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN25bP
Tanti (Muslim traditions)
Tarafdar3,700Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN25b 
Tili1,131,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25bP
Tili
Tirendaj400Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25b 
Tiyar589,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25cP
Tiyar
Yadav Sadgope2,845,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN25c 
Totals:  187 Peoples 358,235,000 184 1 361 354 98.1 %  Islam   68
Data Notes
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Progress Scale:  
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Bengali Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 354 98.1 % 357,847,000 99.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 1.1 % 187,000 0.1 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 0.6 % 184,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 0.3 % 18,000 0.0 %
Totals 361   358,235,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Bengali Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Abdul
62,000
in 3 Countries


Aguri
487,000
in 2 Countries


Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
3,784,000
in 2 Countries


Baidya (Hindu traditions)
409,000
in 2 Countries


Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
4,068,000
in 3 Countries


Bantar
187,000
in 2 Countries


Bauri
2,328,000
in 2 Countries


Bengali, Sylhetti
118,000
in 1 Country


Bhar
1,882,000
in 3 Countries


Bhuinmali
301,000
in 2 Countries


Bhuiya
2,151,000
in 2 Countries


Bhumij
1,302,000
in 2 Countries


Bind
1,122,000
in 3 Countries


Chain
598,000
in 2 Countries


Dabgar (Hindu traditions)
144,000
in 1 Country


Dalu
17,000
in 2 Countries


Dhanwar
95,000
in 1 Country


Gharti
138,000
in 2 Countries


Hadi
1,289,000
in 3 Countries


Hajang
147,000
in 2 Countries


Jhalo Malo
713,000
in 2 Countries


Jogi (Hindu traditions)
3,874,000
in 4 Countries


Kaibartta
2,525,000
in 5 Countries


Kalu
315,000
in 2 Countries


Kandu
2,634,000
in 3 Countries


Kaora
406,000
in 2 Countries


Kapali
514,000
in 2 Countries


Kasar (Hindu traditions)
766,000
in 2 Countries


Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
9,937,000
in 4 Countries


Khairwar
440,000
in 2 Countries


Khavar
156,000
in 1 Country


Kisan
1,690,000
in 3 Countries


Koch (Hindu traditions)
190,000
in 3 Countries


Koiri (Hindu traditions)
8,938,000
in 3 Countries


Kori
267,000
in 3 Countries


Lashkar
900
in 1 Country


Mahishya
10,967,000
in 3 Countries


Mal (Hindu traditions)
1,933,000
in 3 Countries


Mallah (Muslim traditions)
485,000
in 3 Countries


Mallik (Muslim traditions)
647,000
in 3 Countries


Marma
46,000
in 1 Country


Matia
235,000
in 2 Countries


Mochi (Hindu traditions)
2,604,000
in 2 Countries


Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
168,000
in 2 Countries


Namassej
8,653,000
in 4 Countries


Namasudra
3,900
in 2 Countries


Pankhu
4,000
in 1 Country


Patni (Hindu traditions)
410,000
in 2 Countries


Patwa (Muslim traditions)
16,000
in 3 Countries


Pod
3,275,000
in 2 Countries


Pundari
276,000
in 2 Countries


Rajbansi (Hindu traditions)
7,171,000
in 4 Countries


Rajbansi (Muslim traditions)
7,800
in 2 Countries


Rajbhar
90,000
in 3 Countries


Rajwar
630,000
in 2 Countries


Rohingya
1,724,000
in 5 Countries


Samanthan
51,000
in 1 Country


Shaikh
238,347,000
in 6 Countries


South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
1,460,000
in 17 Countries


Sunri (Hindu traditions)
1,693,000
in 3 Countries


Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
655,000
in 3 Countries


Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
248,000
in 3 Countries


Tanti (Hindu traditions)
5,093,000
in 4 Countries


Tanti (Muslim traditions)
4,600
in 2 Countries


Tili
1,131,000
in 2 Countries


Tiyar
589,000
in 2 Countries

Bengali People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Bengali Cluster – Profile
  • The huge Bengali cluster is rather loosely defined. It primarily includes speakers of the Bengali language, but also includes quite a number of other castes and tribes, or "communities" of Bangladesh, North India, and Nepal. The principle unifying factor may be geography, since most of these communities are native to the region of Bengal, now split between India and Bangladesh.
  • The Bengali are of diverse origin, having emerged from the confluence of various communities that entered the region over the course of many centuries. Remnants of civilisation in the greater Bengal region date back 4,000 years.
  • Most of the Bengali in Bangladesh are practitioners of Sunni Islam, while the majority of the Bengali in West Bengal follow Hinduism. Following the arrival of the Muslims in the 13th century, most of the residents of eastern Bengal converted to Islam, while Hinduism became the predominant religion in the western region.
  • The very large Shaikh community in this cluster is Muslim. The Shaikh in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan sum to more than 200 million people, almost all of which are Muslim. This community dominates the Bengali cluster, in terms of number of people.
Shaikh
Bengali Cluster – Languages
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Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Language
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Language
Code
Peoples-by-Ctry
Primary
Language
Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Assameseasm66Complete
Awadhiawa11Complete
Bengaliben259259Complete
Bhojpuribho55NT
Chauracrv11Need?
Chhattisgarhihne11NT
Chittagonianctg33None
Englisheng11Complete
Gujaratiguj33Complete
Hajonghaj11Portions
Hindihin1212Complete
Hindko, Northernhno11None
Kannadakan11Complete
Kochkdq22None
Kuruxkru11Complete
Maithilimai1212NT
Marathimar22Complete
Marmarmz11None
Naga, Maonbi11Complete
Nepalinpi33Complete
Odiaory44Complete
Pangkhuapkh11Need?
Punjabi, Westernpnb55NT
Rajbanshirjs44NT
Rohingyarhg66None
Sadrisck33NT
Shinascl11Portions
Sindhisnd11Complete
Sylhetisyl88Portions
Urduurd1111Complete
Totals: 30 361 361   23 16 24 29 10
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Bengali Cluster – Religions
Values less than .3% not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity

Bengali Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
Population 358,235,000
Peoples (by Country) 361
Gateway / Largest People Shaikh
Languages 30
Largest Language Bengali
Primary Religion Islam
% Professing Christian 0.1%
% Evangelical 0.0%
Cluster Progress Level 1 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 361   358,235,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 349 (96.7%) 357,384,000 (99.8%)
Unreached Peoples 354 (98.1%) 357,847,000 (99.9%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
East and Southern Africa1(0.3%)1,400(0.0%)
Middle East and North Africa4(1.1%)719,000(0.2%)
North America and Caribbean2(0.6%)154,000(0.0%)
Northeast Asia1(0.3%)70,000(0.0%)
South Asia338(93.6%)355,309,000(99.2%)
South Pacific3(0.8%)28,000(0.0%)
Southeast Asia7(1.9%)1,368,000(0.4%)
Western Europe5(1.4%)586,000(0.2%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 306 (84.8%) 332,822,000 (92.9%)
New Testament 336 (93.1%) 355,957,000 (99.4%)
Portions 346 (95.8%) 356,209,000 (99.4%)
Online Audio NT 846 (234.3%) 866,038,000 (241.8%)
Jesus Film 349 (96.7%) 356,214,000 (99.4%)
Gospel Recordings 355 (98.3%) 356,473,000 (99.5%)
 

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