Punan Tubu in Indonesia

The Punan Tubu have only been reported in Indonesia
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Introduction

The Tubu 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. The Tubu 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 Tubu 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 Tubu people by those willing to search for them. There are also some Tubu Punan people who have embraced Christ who can take Christ to their neighbors, friends and family members.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for Tubu Punan 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 in Him to others.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Tubu 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 Tubu
People Name in Country Punan Tubu
Population in Indonesia 3,600
World Population 3,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Punan
People ID 14481
ROP3 Code 108179
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 Timur Province; Malinau, Mentarang, and Sembakung river areas.   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 Timur Province; Malinau, Mentarang, and Sembakung river areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Punan Tubu (3,600 speakers)
Language Code puj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Punan Tubu
Primary Language Punan Tubu (3,600 speakers)
Language Code puj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Punan Tubu

Primary Language:  Punan Tubu

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 1.50 %)
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
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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