Murik Kayan in Malaysia

The Murik Kayan have only been reported in Malaysia
Population
2,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Kayan peoples like the Mirik were traditionally fierce warriors and headhunters.


Where Are they Located?

They live in Malaysia's Sarawak State of Borneo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mirik Kayan people of Malaysia are sedentary rice and sago farmers who trade with other ethnic groups. Like other people groups in Borneo, they live in longhouses and hunt and fish. They are great craftsmen who are famous for making boats out of belian, a strong tropical hardwood. Kayan people are noted for their extensive tattoos and stretched earlobes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Murik Kayan people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Those who go to them must respect their culture and present Christ in such a way that they understand that they need to embrace Christ, not Christ plus a foreign culture.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mirik Kayan people need the chance to embrace the Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Mirik Kayan leaders to have dreams and visions that will give them the desire to find out more about Jesus and open their community to missionaries.
* Pray for believers to take Christ to this tribe.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the ways of Jesus.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among the Mirik Kayan people.


References

http://www.unesco.org/archives/multimedia/?pg=33&s=films_details&id=1770
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayan_people_(Borneo)
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Kayan
http://scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ASSRJ/article/view/85/0


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Murik Kayan
People Name in Country Murik Kayan
Population in Malaysia 2,900
World Population 2,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Long Semiang
People ID 13884
ROP3 Code 106923
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, below Long Miri (Banyok) and below Lio Mato (Semiang) on Baram river.   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, below Long Miri (Banyok) and below Lio Mato (Semiang) on Baram river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Murik
Language Code mxr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Murik
Primary Language Murik
Language Code mxr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Murik

Primary Language:  Murik

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 0.80 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
96.00 %
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
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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