Indonesian in China, Hong Kong





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Indonesians in Hong Kong have more migrants than any other immigrant group here except for those from the Philippines. People from Indonesia began to come to Hong Kong in the 1960s. These were Chinese Indonesians who found life in Indonesia difficult as they were not looked on favorably.

Most Indonesians in Hong Kong are domestic workers. The migrant workers tend to be low paid. Indonesians here tend not to use banks in general but use friends and other means for sending money. Many Indonesians have said their families have used the money to begin businesses.

The Indonesians in Hong Kong are Sunni Muslims. About half the Muslims in Hong Kong are from Indonesia. They have Islamic NGOs that help them to learn Arabic and the Koran. There are some Islamic schools here that are usually looked after by these NGOs.

The Indonesians in Hong Kong live in several regions of the Island. They speak Javanese and Indonesian.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Indonesians in Hong Kong dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials bring them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-08-11
People Name General Indonesian (In-do-nee-seun)
People Name in Country Indonesian
Population in China, Hong Kong 127,000
World Population 6,660,000
Countries 15
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Javanese Indonesian, Madurese Indonesian, Malay Indonesian, Minangkabau Indonesian, Oran Toraja, Sundanese Indonesian
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malay
People Name General Indonesian (In-do-nee-seun)
Ethnic Code MSY44k
People ID 18503

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Indonesian (127,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Indonesian 127,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1955-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1968-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1974-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - New Translation (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Shellabear (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indonesian Language Film
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Indonesian
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Indonesian New Translation
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Perjanjian Baru:Versi Mudah Dibaca
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Terjemahan Sederhana Indonesia
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Indonesian Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Malay Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Malay Version with Deuterocanonicals

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
17.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
83.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
24.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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