Country: Brunei

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

8 (33.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

427,000

Population in Unreached

238,000 (55.8%)

Literacy Rate

96 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

11.7%

% Evangelical

5.27%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Bajau, West Coast 12,000 248,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
Belait, Kiput 1,100 1,600 Belait Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 British 7,300 51,834,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
 Brunei Malay 183,000 543,000 Brunei Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 11.39 % 6.10 %
Dusun, Kadazan 30,000 30,000 Brunei Islam 2.50 % 1.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 34,000 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 7,600 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 6,300 42,846,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 15.00 % 10.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 15.00 % 12.00 %
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 9,600 3,342,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 8,400 10,371,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 16,000 56,475,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 10.00 %
Kayan, Busang 2,100 7,400 Kayan, Busang Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.00 %
 Korean 700 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 %
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 600 54,000 Lun Bawang Christianity 55.00 % 18.00 %
 Melanau 500 136,000 Melanau, Central Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Nepalese, Gurkha 1,600 771,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 %
Punan-Nibong Unknown 4,100 Penan, Western Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sea Dayak, Iban 24,000 738,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 16.00 %
 Sinhalese 1,200 11,132,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 5,200 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 14.00 % 3.00 %
 Tutong, Bisayan 44,000 68,000 Bisaya, Brunei Islam 8.00 % 7.50 %
 Tutung 20,000 20,000 Tutong Islam 5.00 % 4.00 %
  Totals:  24 427,000       8   11.69 % 5.27 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 7,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 434,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
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
Belait beg 1 1
Bisaya, Brunei bsb 1 0 Bible Portions
Brunei kxd 2 2
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
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lun Bawang lnd 1 0 Complete Bible
Melanau, Central mel 1 1
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Penan, Western pne 1 1 New Testament
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tutong ttg 1 0
Unknown xxx 1 0
Totals: 23 24 8   12 13 12 16 6

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
6.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.3 %)
11.7 %
Ethnic Religions
11.8 %
Hinduism
0.8 %
Islam
66.2 %
Non-Religious
3.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.4 %
Independent
9.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
8.5 %
Protestant
9.2 %
Roman Catholic
50.9 %
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.

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Brunei Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 8  (33.3%)
Population 427,000
Population in Unreached 238,000  (55.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11 to 19
Urbanization 77%
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BX
Official National Language Malay
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 17,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.7%
Percent Evangelical 5.3%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 25 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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