Punan-Nibong in Brunei


Population
60
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

This is the name of a language associated with one of the Punan peoples. There are at least 20 different Punan subgroups, one of which is Punan-Nibong.


Where Are they Located?

Most Punan-Nibong people lives in Sarawak, Malaysia's northern portion of the island of Borneo. Other Punan peoples live in Brunei, Indonesia or other parts of Malaysia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

This is a hunting-gathering culture. They rely on what they find in the tropical forests for their survival. As outsiders enter their homeland with advanced tools, the Punan peoples stand little chance of finding enough food to meet their needs, so they will probably begin the process of dying out in the decades to come. They live in longhouses.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by Punan groups is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. This is a barrier to the gospel; anyone who shares the gospel with them is suspected of undermining their cultural ways.


What Are Their Needs?

The Punan-Nibong people need believers who will go as Christ's ambassadors, and teach them marketable skills that they can use in Brunei.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Punan-Nibong people will have dreams and visions of the Risen Christ that will lead them on a spiritual quest to find the Savior.
* Pray for spiritual openness and opportunities to hear the gospel.
* Pray for a Punan-Nibong church that is defined by love and obedience to Christ.


References

http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/penan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punan_Bah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penan-Nibong_language


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Punan-Nibong
People Name in Country Punan-Nibong
Population in Brunei 60
World Population 4,060
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Penan
People ID 14482
ROP3 Code 108180
Country Brunei
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West of the Baram River.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Country Brunei
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West of the Baram River..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Penan, Western (60 speakers)
Language Code pne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Penan, Western
Primary Language Penan, Western (60 speakers)
Language Code pne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Penan, Western

Primary Language:  Penan, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1958-1967)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1974)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: New Testament
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
40.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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