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 1940s. 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.
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.
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.
The Madurese Bawean are Sunni Muslim.
Most of the islanders are Sunni Muslim with some remnants of the traditional local beliefs.
Work in order to care for their family.
Friends who will help them adjust to a new life and introduce them to Christ.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the Bawean, Madurese in Singapore.
|Profile Source: Rachel Routt|
|People Name General||Bawean|
|People Name in Country||Bawean, Madurese|
|Natural Name||Madurese Bawean|
|Alternate Names||Baweanese; Boyanese|
|Population this Country||29,000|
|Population all Countries||194,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Primary Language||Madura (29,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mad Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||13255 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Madura
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||Story Runners|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Madura||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Madura||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Madura||YouVersion Bibles|
|Photo Source||Copyrighted © 2023 Anonymous All rights reserved. Used with permission|
|Map Source||People Group location: Ethnologue, OSM, Google maps. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.|
|Video Source||Asia Harvest|
|Profile Source||Rachel Routt|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.|