List of ethnic religions

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The symbol of the Ndut initiation rite in Serer religion.
A typical Chinese local-deity temple in Taiwan.

Ethnic religions (also "indigenous religions") are generally defined as religions which are related to a particular ethnic group, and often seen as a defining part of that ethnicity's culture, language, and customs.





Cuman statue, 11th century, Ukraine


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  1. ^ Chatty, Dawn (2010-03-15). Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81792-9.
  2. ^ Simon Harrison (2006). Fracturing Resemblances: Identity and Mimetic Conflict in Melanesia and the West. Berghahn Books. pp. 121–. ISBN 978-1-57181-680-1.
  3. ^ Salibi, Kamal S. (1988). A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered. I.B.Tauris. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-86064-912-7.
  4. ^ Minahan 2002, p. 1194 Minahan, James (2002). Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-32384-4.
  5. ^ For Assyrians as a Christian people, see Joel J. Elias, The Genetics of Modern Assyrians and their Relationship to Other People of the Middle East
    • Steven L. Danver, Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues, p. 517