Punan Aput in Indonesia

The Punan Aput have only been reported in Indonesia
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Introduction

The Aput are one of the Punan peoples of Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the huge island of Borneo. There are about 20 Punan tribes, and they are not always related by culture or language. Though they were never nomads, the Aput Punan made their living through growing crops, fishing and hunting wild boars. Since the 1980s many of their youths have migrated to urban centers in Indonesia and Malaysia in search of a better life.


Ministry Obstacles

The Aput Punan people have their own culture and religion, and it is being threatened by the outside world. Those within their community are likely to see anyone who embraced another "religion" as a traitor, which is why we need to take Christ to them, not religion.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel Recording Network (GRN) has produced short gospel messages in their language. These can be distributed to the Aput people by those willing to search for them. The Aputs who have moved to urban areas are looking for new answers. Believers can reach out to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Aput believers to have the willingness to put their faith in the God of the universe instead of traditional gods like Natala. Pray that God will honor their faith, answer their prayers, and use these believers to spread faith to others.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Aput Punan people to have the chance to hear and respond to the God of heaven. Pray for many to come together to be discipled in His ways. Pray for a disciple-making movement to spread throughout the Punan communities.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Punan Aput
People Name in Country Punan Aput
Population in Indonesia 700
World Population 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 14475
ROP3 Code 108173
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kalimantan Utara Province, Malinau regency; south of Kayan river, northwest of Mount Menyapa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kalimantan Utara Province, Malinau regency; south of Kayan river, northwest of Mount Menyapa..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Punan Aput (700 speakers)
Language Code pud   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Punan Aput
Primary Language Punan Aput (700 speakers)
Language Code pud   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Punan Aput

Primary Language:  Punan Aput

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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