Niassan, Nias in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Niassan only in Indonesia





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Niassan
People Name in Country Niassan, Nias
Population in Indonesia 958,000
World Population 958,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Batu, Nias
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Batak-Nias of Sumatra
People Name General Niassan
Ethnic Code MSY44b
People ID 13389
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Off west coast of Sumatra, Nias and Batu islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nias (958,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nias 958,000
For Primary Language: Nias

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1874-1937)
New Testament Yes   (1892)
Complete Bible Yes   (1911)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Nias Bible Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nias Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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