Dayak, Lawangan in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Dayak, Lawangan only in Indonesia

Population

119,000

Christian

5%

Evangelical

0.03%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Lawangan people make their living through hunting, fishing, farming, raising livestock, making handicrafts, and some have become traders. Generally, the worldview of the Lawangan people is connected with belief in spirits. In the same way, their arts and culture are related to these spirit beliefs. They are typically followers of traditional Dayak beliefs, called Kaharingan. In addition, some follow Nyuli beliefs. Nyuli teaching is that there is a resurrection after death. In addition the Lawangan worship the spirits of their ancestors, which are called duwata. Every family worships its own duwata that acts as their house god.

Ministry Obstacles

No written scripture is reported to be available in the Lawangan language. Please pray for a translation to soon be provided.


Outreach Ideas

There are Gospel recordings available in the Lawangan language. Workers are needed to carry these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are followers of Christ among this tribe. Please pray they will grow in numbers and will be given a heart to carry the message of Christ to their entire tribe.


Pray for the Entire People Group

The Lawangan need formal education. They also need to develop their skills in order to face the many changes they are experiencing. Better education and skill improvement can help them rise above poverty. Improvement in health is also greatly needed.

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Country Indonesia
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country East central Kalimantan, Karau River area
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People Name General Dayak, Lawangan
People Name in Country Dayak, Lawangan
ROP3 Code 115426
Joshua Project People ID 14329
Indigenous Yes
Population in Indonesia 119,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lawangan 118,982
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Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Banjar of Kalimantan
People Name General Dayak, Lawangan
Ethnic Code MSY44y
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  0.03% )
Ethnic Religions
20.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
75.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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