Dayak, Lawangan in Indonesia

The Dayak, Lawangan have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
128,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Lawangan people make their living through hunting, fishing, farming, raising livestock, making handicrafts, and some have become traders. Generally, the worldview of the Lawangan people is connected with belief in spirits. In the same way, their arts and culture are related to these spirit beliefs. They are typically followers of traditional Dayak beliefs, called Kaharingan. In addition, some follow Nyuli beliefs. Nyuli teaching is that there is a resurrection after death. In addition the Lawangan worship the spirits of their ancestors, which are called duwata. Every family worships its own duwata that acts as their house god.


Ministry Obstacles

No written scripture is reported to be available in the Lawangan language. Please pray for a translation to soon be provided.


Outreach Ideas

There are Gospel recordings available in the Lawangan language. Workers are needed to carry these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are followers of Christ among this tribe. Please pray they will grow in numbers and will be given a heart to carry the message of Christ to their entire tribe.


Pray for the Entire People Group

The Lawangan need formal education. They also need to develop their skills in order to face the many changes they are experiencing. Better education and skill improvement can help them rise above poverty. Improvement in health is also greatly needed.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dayak, Lawangan
People Name in Country Dayak, Lawangan
Population in Indonesia 128,000
World Population 128,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14329
ROP3 Code 115426
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 Central Kalimantan Timur Province, Karau river area; Kalimantan Selatan Province, Kotabaru, Balangan, Tabalong regencies; Kalimantan Tengah Province, North, East, and South Barito regencies.   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 Central Kalimantan Timur Province, Karau river area; Kalimantan Selatan Province, Kotabaru, Balangan, Tabalong regencies; Kalimantan Tengah Province, North, East, and South Barito regencies..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Lawangan (128,000 speakers)
Language Code lbx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lawangan
Primary Language Lawangan (128,000 speakers)
Language Code lbx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lawangan

Primary Language:  Lawangan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
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 %
Photo Source Greg n Trees 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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