List of ethnic religions

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The symbol of the Ndut initiation rite in Serer religion.
Indian devotees of Shiva in pilgrimage.
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. ^ 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