Dayak, Tawoyan in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Dayak, Tawoyan only in Indonesia

Population

34,100

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Tawoyan people (also called Tabojan, Tabuyan, or Taboyan) are almost all involved in tapping rubber trees. They also grow rice and harvest rattan vines. Farmers will cultivate fields until the land is depleted and then move to new fields. Also swallow nests are gathered and sold for birds nest soup. To add to family income, the women and children above 10 years of age typically weave different products for sale.


What are Their Lives Like?

Common transport for traveling to district capitals is a small motorboat. The area government is developing roads, but during the rainy season, public transportation is only available once a week on market day. Trade and business is almost completely dominated by newcomers from the Banjar and Bakumpai people groups. The Tawoyan from Gunung Pure have not even developed a market system yet. Therefore, it is no surprise that there is not a single market in the area.

The Tawoyan people do not practice polygamy. The husband is the head of the household, but the opinions of the wife are not to be neglected. There is freedom for women to express their opinion. Both husband and wife have the right to work outside of the home.


What are Their Beliefs?

Most Tawoyan people follow Kaharingan beliefs. They are obligated to offer food to the spirits of departed ancestors in a ceremony called warah. A cave in the Angah Mountain was designated as a place of ascetic meditation by the Sultan Mangkusari. According to their beliefs, some things which possess special magical powers are Air Silo, a special sacred water and Pupur Silo, a face powder made of finely ground rock sold as a cosmetic that has the power to attract men to women.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dayak, Tawoyan
People Name in Country Dayak, Tawoyan
Population in Indonesia 34,100
World Population 34,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tawoyan Dayak
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Barito of Kalimantan
People Name General Dayak, Tawoyan
Ethnic Code MSY44r
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country East Central around Palori

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tawoyan (34,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tawoyan 34,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1985)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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