Malay, Larantuka in Indonesia

The Malay, Larantuka have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
23,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Larantuka Malay is one of the Malay languages spoken in Indonesia. It has borrowed a number of words from Portuguese. This is because Flores Island, the home of most Larantuka speakers, was once an outpost for Portuguese traders in the 1700s.
The Larantuka Malay speakers are a distinct people group from their neighbors. They are less likely to speak Bahasa than the other people groups of Indonesia.


Where Are they Located?

Larantuka Malay is spoken in and around the city of Larantuka on the small island of Flores in south-central Indonesia. According to Wikipedia, there are a smaller number of people who speak this language on the nearby islands of Adonara, Solor, and Lembata.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is almost no information about these people, but most likely they grow rice and fish. Flores Island is not a trade center, so the opportunities to expand to other ways of making a living is limited.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like most other Indonesian people groups, the Larantuka Malay are Sunni Muslim. However, there is a small Roman Catholic minority among them from the days of Portuguese influence.


What Are Their Needs?

The Larantuka Malay need more ways to earn a living and develop their local economy.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Roman Catholics among them will focus their spirituality on the lord Jesus Christ, and learn to obey Him.
* Pray for radio broadcasts and gospel recordings to find their way into Larantuka Malay communities.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement among the Larantuka Malay people of Indonesia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larantuka_Malay


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malay, Larantuka
People Name in Country Malay, Larantuka
Population in Indonesia 23,000
World Population 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ende Malay, Larantuka
People ID 11759
ROP3 Code 102921
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Flores Timur regency; east end, Flores island, Larantuka city area, also third area near southwest Flores Strait towards Lewotobi town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Flores Timur regency; east end, Flores island, Larantuka city area, also third area near southwest Flores Strait towards Lewotobi town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Malay, Larantuka (23,000 speakers)
Language Code lrt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Larantuka
Primary Language Malay, Larantuka (23,000 speakers)
Language Code lrt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Larantuka

Primary Language:  Malay, Larantuka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
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
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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