Posted by Jonah on April 16, 2000 at 00:31:24:
In Reply to: How many Tibetan-speaking Baha'is are there, and who would I ask? (need NSA e-mail addy's) posted by David Bell on April 15, 2000 at 15:04:23:
This sounds like a fascinating topic! Unfortunately, there is one difficulty you'll encounter in this study, which also prevents us from discussing it too extensively online. Namely, as organized religion is controlled and its practice limited in China, many aspects of the Baha'i Faith and practices in, surrounding, or related in some way to China cannot be discussed openly without potentially endangering the safety of any Baha'is there might be in China.
Having said that, I'm sure that records are kept of the rough numbers of speakers of the various Asian languages, if for no other reason but to determine translation and publication policies. I don't know if you'd be able to access this information, though -- it could be held closely by the appropriate department at the Baha'i World Center and, again for reasons of protection, might not be shared.
I'd recommend you write to Dr. Robert Stockman, firstname.lastname@example.org. He is the head of the Research Department at the United States Baha'i National Center, and can point you in the best directions, as well as possibly supply you with some contacts.
Sincerely, -Jonah Winters
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