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.
This tiny tribe lives on the large Island of Borneo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the Ukit in Malaysia.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Ukit|
|People Name in Country||Ukit|
|Population this Country||200|
|Population all Countries||200|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Persecution Rank||43 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Sarawak, Kapit Division, upper Rajom and Tatau rivers, Baleh. Source: Ethnologue 2016|