Tugutil, Teluk Lili in Indonesia

The Tugutil, Teluk Lili have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tugutil are located in several remote mountain range in mid-Halmahera of the Maluku Islands. They lived in very small group consist of 3 or 5 family and each group don't communicate one to each other. The eldest or chieftain is the main person on the group. Sometimes one Tugutil group attacks another Tugutil group for reasons not presently known. They speak "Tobelo" language with old accent – very few outsiders in the area can speak this language. They live on mountain range and always avoiding contact with coastal tribe, the Sawai tribe, the main tribe in mid Halmahera. The Tugutil provide for themselves by hunting or gardening.


What Are Their Beliefs?

From the local information, they were animism (worshiping the spirit in their surroundings include their ancestors. But, long time ago some of Tugutil converting to Christianity, some to Islam particularly those which lived closed to coast. There is a church on Lelilef - nearest village to the Tugutil that was started by an American evangelist.


What Are Their Needs?

There is concern about the continued existence of the Lugutil homeland as there are significant mining projects underway in their area. These mining projects could cause the Tugutil to lose their natural living condition, and they will move out and find other places to live. There is not a similar remote place like they have now because other places have already being taken over by logging companies.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Tugutil, Teluk Lili in Indonesia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tugutil
People Name in Country Tugutil, Teluk Lili
Alternate Names Teluk Lili
Population this Country 3,500
Population all Countries 3,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15618
ROP3 Code 110246
ROP25 Code 308330
ROP25 Name Tugutil
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maluku Utara Province, Tobelo, Kao, Wasile, and Maba districts, Miaf, Bebseli, and Marasibno villages; North Halmahera island, inland around Kusuri, inland in Tobelo district, Taboulamo area in Kao district, the pass between Lolobata and Buli in Wasilei district, Dodaga, Tutuling, Akelamo, and Mabulan rivers in Maba district. A few on Lili, Waisango, and Afu rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maluku Utara Province, Tobelo, Kao, Wasile, and Maba districts, Miaf, Bebseli, and Marasibno villages; North Halmahera island, inland around Kusuri, inland in Tobelo district, Taboulamo area in Kao district, the pass between Lolobata and Buli in Wasilei district, Dodaga, Tutuling, Akelamo, and Mabulan rivers in Maba district. A few on Lili, Waisango, and Afu rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tugutil (3,500 speakers)
Language Code tuj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tugutil (3,500 speakers)
Language Code tuj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tugutil

Primary Language:  Tugutil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Tugutil YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Tugutil YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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