Country: Brunei

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

8 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

432,000

Population in Unreached

241,000 (55.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

11.70%

% Evangelical

5.28%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bajau, West Coast 12,000 259,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
Belait, Lakiput 1,300 1,800 Belait Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 British 7,400 54,225,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brunei Malay 186,000 563,000 Brunei Islam 0.06 % 0.05 % 4
Deaf 2,200 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % -
 Dusun, Kadazan 30,000 107,000 Brunei Islam 2.50 % 1.90 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 34,000 38,752,000 Tagalog Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 7,700 79,961,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 6,400 44,593,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 885,311,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 9,700 3,536,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 8,500 10,731,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 16,000 58,262,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 10.00 % -
Kayan, Busang 2,100 7,600 Kayan, Busang Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 700 81,098,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 600 57,000 Lundayeh Christianity 55.00 % 18.00 % -
 Melanau 500 142,000 Melanau, Central Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Nepalese, Gurkha 1,600 858,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Penan Unknown 11,000 Penan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sea Dayak, Iban 21,000 768,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 16.00 % -
 Sinhalese 1,200 481,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 South Asian, general 5,300 12,253,000 Hindi Hinduism 14.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tutong, Bisayan 45,000 70,000 Bisaya, Brunei Islam 8.50 % 8.42 % -
 Tutung 20,000 20,000 Tutong Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  24 432,000         8 11.70 % 5.28 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 10,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 442,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Belait 66,000
Brunei and Muara 304,000
Temburong 9,700
Tutong 48,000
Provinces:  4 428,000
UN Country Population 442,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 67,127.3 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 179,234.5 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 48,003.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 26,729.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
432,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bajau, West Coast bdr 1 1 Translation Needed
Belait beg 1 1 Unspecified
Bisaya, Brunei bsb 1 0 Bible Portions
Brunei kxd 2 2 Translation Needed
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Iban iba 1 0 Complete Bible
Kayan, Busang bfg 1 0 Translation Needed
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lundayeh lnd 1 0 Complete Bible
Melanau, Central mel 1 1 Bible Portions
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Penan, Eastern pez 1 1 New Testament
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tutong ttg 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 23 24 8   13 14 12 15 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
6.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.3 %)
11.7 %
Ethnic Religions
11.4 %
Hinduism
0.8 %
Islam
66.5 %
Non-Religious
3.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.3 %
Independent
9.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
8.3 %
Protestant
8.8 %
Roman Catholic
51.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Brunei
  • Christian ministry in Brunei
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Brunei Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 8  (33.3%)
Population 432,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 241,000  (55.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.7%
Percent Evangelical 5.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 78%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BX
Official Language(s) MalayEnglish
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 17,000
Persecution Ranking 39 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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