Country: Brunei

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

8 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

413,000

Population in Unreached

234,000 (56.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

9.46%

% Evangelical

5.05%

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 11,000 266,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
Belait, Lakiput 1,300 1,800 Belait Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 British 5,200 53,789,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brunei Malay 199,000 589,000 Brunei Islam 0.06 % 0.05 % 4
 Deaf 2,200 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % -
 Dusun, Kadazan 10,000 90,000 Kadazan Dusun Islam 2.50 % 1.90 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 10,000 39,974,000 Tagalog Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 5,900 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 2,800 44,197,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 925,789,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 9,800 8,806,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 5,600 10,624,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 12,000 43,970,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 10.00 % -
Kayan, Busang 2,100 7,600 Kayan, Busang Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 34,000 81,880,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 600 57,000 Lundayeh Christianity 55.00 % 18.00 % -
 Melanau 500 147,000 Melanau, Central Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Nepalese, Gurkha 2,200 860,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Penan Unknown 12,000 Penan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sea Dayak, Iban 16,000 789,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 16.00 % -
 Sinhalese 1,200 396,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 South Asian, general 4,000 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 14.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tutong, Bisayan 45,000 71,000 Bisaya, Brunei Islam 8.50 % 8.42 % -
 Tutung 20,000 20,000 Tutong Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  24 413,000         8 9.46 % 5.05 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 36,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 449,000                

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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 449,000
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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 1 1 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
Kadazan Dusun dtp 1 1 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: 24 24 8   14 13 14 16 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Brunei
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Brunei Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 8  (33.3%)
Population 413,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 234,000  (56.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 9.5%
Percent Evangelical 5.0%
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 46 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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