Meratus, Bukit in Indonesia

The Meratus, Bukit have only been reported in Indonesia
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The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction

The Meratus people are primarily rice farmers, raising crops in "swiddens", or clearings in the forest. Swiddens are farmed for a few years, then left for the forest to reclaim the land. The Meratus also collect forest products and trade with Banjar at markets outside the mountains. Most Meratus can speak Banjar and Indonesian since government administrators conduct business in Indonesian and trade with the Banjar people is conducted in Banjar. A Meratus person's name changes over the course of his or her life, based on their stage in life and their children's names. Most Meratus live and farm in "umbuns", which are considered the primary social units. They are classified as a semi-nomadic isolated tribe.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers and lack of prayer inhibit the advance of the gospel throughout Indonesia.


Outreach Ideas

The Jesus film and gospel recordings are available in the language of the Meratus people. These can be used to strengthen the existing church as well as provide evangelistic opportunities.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are reports of some followers of Jesus among the Meratus people. Please pray for their spiritual growth as well as numeric growth. Pray they will represent Christ well within their tribe.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Meratus people to their need and opportunity for forgiveness of sin by placing their trust in Jesus.


Scripture Prayers for the Meratus, Bukit in Indonesia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Meratus, Bukit
People Name in Country Meratus, Bukit
World Population 69,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bukit Malay, Meratus
People ID 13440
ROP3 Code 106152
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kalimantan Selatan Province; central interior; Sampanahan river area, northwest of Limbungan town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kalimantan Selatan Province; central interior; Sampanahan river area, northwest of Limbungan town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Malay, Bukit (69,000 speakers)
Language Code bvu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malay, Bukit (69,000 speakers)
Language Code bvu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Bukit

Primary Language:  Malay, Bukit

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
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
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more