Dayak, Lawangan in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Dayak, Lawangan only in Indonesia





Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dayak, Lawangan
People Name in Country Dayak, Lawangan
Population in Indonesia 125,000
World Population 125,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Banjar of Kalimantan
People Name General Dayak, Lawangan
Ethnic Code MSY44y
People ID 14329
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 central Kalimantan, Karau River area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lawangan (125,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lawangan 125,000
For Primary Language: Lawangan

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 0.03 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
85.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Greg n Trees  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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