Ukit in Malaysia

The Ukit have only been reported in Malaysia
Population
300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Until recently the Ukit people were nomads in the forests of Borneo. They have a very small population, largely because they were being killed off by the more powerful Dyak tribes.


Where Are they Located?

This tiny tribe lives on the large Island of Borneo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As it stands, the Ukit people are gathering food through hunting, and they can easily die out unless they make major changes. Their population is so small that they are likely to no longer exist in the next couple of decades. They are intermarrying with other peoples. Most likely they will eventually blend in with the other peoples of Borneo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ukit 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?

The Ukit people need the opportunity to learn how to earn a living in the rapidly modernizing country of Malaysia. Believers who are willing to teach them new skills can act as Christ's ambassadors to this dying people group.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Ukit 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 flourish among the Ukit people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukit_people
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=19326
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ukit_people
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Ukit%20people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ukit
People Name in Country Ukit
Population in Malaysia 300
World Population 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 15694
ROP3 Code 110374
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, Kapit Division, upper Rajom and Tatau rivers, Baleh.   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, Kapit Division, upper Rajom and Tatau rivers, Baleh..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Ukit (300 speakers)
Language Code umi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ukit
Primary Language Ukit (300 speakers)
Language Code umi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ukit

Primary Language:  Ukit

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 0.40 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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