Madurese, Boyanese in Singapore


Population
30,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Madurese

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Introduction / History

The island name originated from Kawi which means "having the sunlight." In 1350 Sailors saw a glimpse of light around it. In the 18-20th centuries the island was named Lubok by the Dutch but the name Bawean continued to be used among locals and the name Lubok was abandoned in the 1940's. The island can also be known as Boyan and it's inhabitants known as Boyanese. The island officially joined the Republic of Indonesia in 1950.


Where Are they Located?

Bawean is an island of Indonesia. It is north of Java Island. It is a small island (only 15 km in diameter) and is home to an extinct volcano. The population is 75,000 but more than 26,000 live and work outside of Bawean including Singapore. Of the island population over half lives in the city of Sangkapura.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Bawean in Singapore work and send money back to relatives. Their relatives who remain on the island, grow rice, maize, potatoes, and cocunuts. But there is frequent drought on the island. Islanders also fish and mine for onyx. Malayan influence is found in their customs, ceremonies, and folk dances.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the islanders are Sunni Muslim with some remnants of the traditional local beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Work in order to care for their family.
Friends who will help them adjust to a new life and introduce them to Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Spirit would begin to work in Bawean hearts.
* Pray for the Bawean who work in Singapore would meet authentic Christian friends who would share their lives and the message of Christ with them.
* Pray that God would raise Christians among those who work in Singapore. Pray that they would be discipled and have a heart to return to their island in order to spread the gospel.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bawean


Profile Source:   Rachel Routt  

People Name General Bawean
People Name in Country Madurese, Boyanese
Population in Singapore 30,000
World Population 183,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baweanese, Boyanese
People ID 10740
Country Singapore
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Singapore
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language: Madura (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mad   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Bawean
Dialect Code: 13255   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Madura (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mad   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Bawean
Dialect Code: 13255   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Madura

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1890-1987)
New Testament Yes
Complete Bible Yes   (1994)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Debt of Honour (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Madura
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source: PhotoRays  
Map Source: IPN   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Rachel Routt  
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