Siduan in Malaysia

The Siduan have only been reported in Malaysia
Population
1,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Siduan people speak a language called Situ Melanau. They are probably among the original inhabitants of Sarawak. By the 19th century, they were settled in scattered communities along the Rajang River in Sarawak. Not surprisingly, they were fishermen and boat builders.


Where Are they Located?

The Siduan people live in Malaysia's state of Sarawak, in northern Borneo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Those who speak a Malanau dialect like the Siduan people are switching to Malay, the main language of Malaysia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A slight majority of the Siduan people are Muslim, though all of them cling to traditional animistic beliefs. In these beliefs, people attribute power to local spirits rather than to Allah.


What Are Their Needs?

There are virtually no Christian materials in the language of the Siduan people, which means that only those who speak Malay can hear of Christ's redeeming power.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Siduan leaders will have dreams of Jesus where the Savior reveals Himself to them.
* Pray for the Siduan people to have a spiritual openness to Jesus during this time of great change.
* Pray for them to preserve their language and culture in their own churches.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among the Siduan people.


References

http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=9341
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanau_people
http://worldbibles.org/language_detail/eng/sdx/Sibu+Melanau


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Siduan
People Name in Country Siduan
Population in Malaysia 1,100
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Seduan, Sibu
People ID 14939
ROP3 Code 108989
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, Sibu Division, Rejang 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, Sibu Division, Rejang river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Melanau, Sibu (1,100 speakers)
Language Code sdx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Melanau, Sibu
Primary Language Melanau, Sibu (1,100 speakers)
Language Code sdx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Melanau, Sibu

Primary Language:  Melanau, Sibu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
60.00 %
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  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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