Berawan, West in Malaysia

The Berawan, West have only been reported in Malaysia
Population
1,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are at least three Berawan peoples, each with their own language, including the Western Berawans.


Where Are they Located?

The Western Berawan people live on Borneo, a large island that includes parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The people who speak the Western Berawan language live a very simple life. They are a tribal people who farm, hunt, and fish for a living.


What Are Their Beliefs?

have elaborate burial rituals that indicate that they understand that the soul leaves the body. There have been Christian missionaries in Borneo off and on for about 200 years, and there is some indication that missionaries might have affected their beliefs to a small degree. Unfortunately, they don't even have gospel recordings in their language. They continue to hold to their traditional religion.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group would greatly benefit from having gospel recordings and the JESUS Film in their language so they could understand much of the life of Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the JESUS Film to be dubbed into the language of the Western Berawan people.
* Pray for leaders of the Western Berawan people to open their hearts to the ways of Jesus Christ when missionaries come their way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among this unreached people group.


References

https://globalrecordings.net/fi/language/7984
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=ASI&country=MY&code=zbc
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=9210
https://pulotu.shh.mpg.de/culture/berawan
https://www.facebook.com/borneoproject/posts/658237110911312
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/51286678.pdf
http://descendantofgods.tripod.com/id168.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Berawan, West
People Name in Country Berawan, West
Population in Malaysia 1,100
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Long Pata
People ID 10800
ROP3 Code 115051
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, Long Terawan village, Mulu town.   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, Long Terawan village, Mulu town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Berawan, West (1,100 speakers)
Language Code zbw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Berawan, West
Primary Language Berawan, West (1,100 speakers)
Language Code zbw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Berawan, West

Primary Language:  Berawan, West

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2011)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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