Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Kota Bangun Kutai only in Indonesia






Largest Religion

Main Language



Speakers of the Kota Bangun dialect of the Malay language reside in the central Mahakam River basin of East (Timur) Kalimantan, in the Kutai region. The first Roman Catholic mission was established in this locality in 1907. In the beginning of the 20th century the economy of Kutai flourished as a result of the establishment of the Borneo-Sumatra Trade Co.

Ministry Obstacles

This community lives in a remote region of Indonesia, and has little knowledge of who Jesus is.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can take the Gospel into this region via films and recordings, and also use stories from Scripture.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may well be no followers of Jesus among this Muslim people group, but pray for those that will soon emerge. Pray that the Lord will provide good pastors and teachers for them, and that they will follow the Lord with total commitment.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Kota Banguin Malay, that they will soon come to a more correct understanding of who Isa (Jesus) truly is, and understand the significance of his death on the cross.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kota Bangun Kutai
People Name in Country Kota Bangun Kutai
Population in Indonesia 138,000
World Population 138,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kota Bangun Malay
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malay
People Name General Kota Bangun Kutai
Ethnic Code MSY44k
People ID 13441
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 East Kalimantan Province, central Mahakam River basin.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai (138,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai 138,000
For Primary Language: Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
0.00 %
94.50 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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