Belait, Kiput in Malaysia


Population
500
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Belait people are among the original inhabitants of Brunei. They are from Brunei's Belait District. They have their own language, but it is being replaced by Malay, the trade language of both Brunei and Malaysia. The government of Brunei is building a museum in the Belait district to preserve this dying culture.


Where Are they Located?

Most Belait speakers live in Brunei, but a couple hundred live in neighboring Malaysia on the same island of Borneo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In today's world, the Belait speakers are almost indistinguishable from the Malay majority in either Brunei or Malaysia. Their language and culture will probably die out in the next couple of decades.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the Malay peoples around them, the Belait people are loyal to the Islamic religion. They are Sunni Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

The Belait people need their identity to be in Christ rather than a faulty religious system.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to visit Belait leaders through dreams, visions, and through His word.
* Pray for this people group to be drawn to the person of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for believers to find ways to reach these people in a way they can understand.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Belait people.


References

https://revolvy.org/main/index.php?s=Belait%20people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belait_people
https://books.google.com/books?id=KXaX4tUEOOsC&pg=PA411&lpg=PA411&dq=Belait+people+in+Malaysia&source=bl&ots=f_fkCRO9d4&sig=zPzgL_pwzYjhIGFYSTo1J5FJLXE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP3tzD8uXTAhWKrlQKHYHCDEkQ6AEIPTAI#v=onepage&q=Belait%20people%20in%20Malaysia&f=false
https://btarchive.org/news/national/2014/11/22/culture-and-home-affairs-ministries-plan-museum-belait


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Belait, Kiput
People Name in Country Belait, Kiput
Population in Malaysia 500
World Population 1,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Belait Jati, Southern Murut
People ID 10772
ROP3 Code 101219
Country Malaysia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sarawak.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Malaysia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sarawak..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Belait (500 speakers)
Language Code beg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Belait
Primary Language Belait (500 speakers)
Language Code beg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Belait

Primary Language:  Belait

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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