Javanese in Saudi Arabia

Population

26,400

Christian

2.8%

Evangelical

1.5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Javanese (Orang Jawa, "people of Java") originate from Central Java, Indonesia. They are a hospitable people, usually inviting visitors to share a meal with the family. Families are often quite large, some having between 10 and 17 children. Marriages are grand affairs that sometimes last up to three days. They are predominantly Sunni Muslims. During weddings and circumcision rituals they perform the jedur (songs of praise to the prophet Mohammed) which is compiled in a book called Silawatan. They also perform the kempling (a type of dance giving praise to Allah) during religious occasions.


Ministry Obstacles

The Javanese have a long and strong commitment to their present religion, which is part of their culture.


Outreach Ideas

No doubt many of the Javanese in Saudi Arabia are living there for work. Pray that they will interact with the many workers in Saudi Arabia who follow Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are many Christians among the Javanese in other countries, but not in Saudi Arabia. Perhaps Christian Javanese will remember their brethren in Saudi Arabia. Pray to this end.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Javanese in Saudi Arabia will relate well with neighboring peoples, and will thrive as a community.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Javanese
People Name in Country Javanese
Population in Saudi Arabia 26,400
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Jawa, Orang Jawa
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Java
People Name General Javanese
Ethnic Code MSY44g
Country Saudi Arabia
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Javanese (26,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Javanese 26,000
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
2.8%    ( Evangelical  1.5% )
Ethnic Religions
30.20%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
67.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
4.00%
Protestant
65.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
11.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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