Tetum in Indonesia





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Tetun
People Name in Country Tetum
Population in Indonesia 429,000
World Population 502,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Belu, Eastern Tetum, Timorese, West Tetum
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Timor
People Name General Tetun
Ethnic Code AON09e
People ID 15450
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 Central Timor corridor north, to south coasts, east of Atoni, west of Bunak (in Batagude); Batibo area, south coast, Viqueque and Soibada areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tetun (429,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tetun 429,000
For Primary Language: Tetun

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1997-2004)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Tetun Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
The Seed Company Translation Project Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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