Lahanan in Malaysia

Joshua Project has identified the Lahanan only in Malaysia
Population
800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lahanan people are a tribal group. Their numbers are diminishing, and there is a good chance that they will disappear as a people group in the next couple of decades.


Where Are they Located?

Lahanan speakers live in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. It is part of Malaysia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though their population is in the hundreds, there are two separate Lahanan communities because of a dispute. The Lahanan people live in long houses.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Lahanan people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Believers who reach out to them need to understand that they are taking them Christ, not Christ plus a foreign culture.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lahanan people need true friends who are willing to help them face the crisis of moving into the 21st century with dignity. Specifically, they need believers who will teach them the right skills as they move into an unfamiliar job market and must deal with people who might try to take advantage of them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to Lahanan leaders in such a way that they will open the door to seeking Him.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Lahanan people.
* Pray for a church planting movement that is defined by discipleship, love of the Lord, and obedience to His ways.


References

http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=9275
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=ASI&country=MY&code=lhn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahanan_language
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=9275


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Lahanan
People Name in Country Lahanan
Population in Malaysia 800
World Population 800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 12946
ROP3 Code 105570
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 Central Sarawak, east of Belaga, southwest of Long Murum.   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 Central Sarawak, east of Belaga, southwest of Long Murum..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Lahanan (800 speakers)
Language Code lhn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lahanan
Primary Language Lahanan (800 speakers)
Language Code lhn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lahanan

Primary Language:  Lahanan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.97 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
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
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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