Sonsogon in Malaysia

Joshua Project has identified the Sonsogon only in Malaysia
Population
4,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sonsogon are a subtribe of the Kadazandusun Kimaragan people in Malaysia.


Where Are they Located?

The Sonsogon people live in the northern tip of Borneo. They live near the Sonsogon and the Magandai Rivers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sonsogon people are in the process of having major changes come to their villages. In 2015, there was a sanitation project which brought them clean water and toilets. In 2017 there was a logging road built to connect their villages with the rest of Malaysia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Sonsogon people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


What Are Their Needs?

As the outside world comes to the Sonsogon people, they will need ways to protect their interests.


Prayer Points

* Pray for justice and mercy to flood Sonsogon villages as they have greater dealings with outsiders.
* Pray for these people to find Jesus to be their ultimate shield from the spirit world.
* Pray for a spiritual openness among the Sonsogon people when they come in contact with Christian missionaries.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to spread to all their villages and transform them for the better.


References

http://www.theborneopost.com/2017/04/28/rm130-mln-road-to-benefit-2000-kota-marudu-villagers/
https://raleighinternational.org/blog/borneo/celebrating-sustainable-sanitation-sonsogon-paliu/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=19275


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sonsogon
People Name in Country Sonsogon
Population in Malaysia 4,700
World Population 4,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kimaragang
People ID 14998
ROP3 Code 109418
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 Sabah: Beluran, Kota Marudu, and Pitas districts.   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 Sabah: Beluran, Kota Marudu, and Pitas districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Kimaragang (4,700 speakers)
Language Code kqr   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Sonsogon
Dialect Code 12008   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kimaragang
Primary Language Kimaragang (4,700 speakers)
Language Code kqr   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Sonsogon
Dialect Code 12008   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kimaragang

Primary Language:  Kimaragang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1996)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
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
10.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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