Indonesian in China, Hong Kong

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Introduction / History

The Indonesians in Hong Kong have more migrants than any other immigrant group here except for those from the Philippines. People from Indonesia began to come to Hong Kong in the 1960s. These were Chinese Indonesians who found life in Indonesia difficult as they were not looked on favorably.

Most Indonesians in Hong Kong are domestic workers. The migrant workers tend to be low paid. Indonesians here tend not to use banks in general but use friends and other means for sending money. Many Indonesians have said their families have used the money to begin businesses.

The Indonesians in Hong Kong are Sunni Muslims. About half the Muslims in Hong Kong are from Indonesia. They have Islamic NGOs that help them to learn Arabic and the Koran. There are some Islamic schools here that are usually looked after by these NGOs.

The Indonesians in Hong Kong live in several regions of the Island. They speak Javanese and Indonesian.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Indonesians in Hong Kong dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials bring them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-08-11
People Name General Indonesian
People Name in Country Indonesian
Population in China, Hong Kong 132,000
World Population 6,684,500
Total Countries 17
Indigenous No
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
Alternate Names Javanese Indonesian, Madurese Indonesian, Malay Indonesian, Minangkabau Indonesian, Oran Toraja, Sundanese Indonesian
People ID 18503
ROP3 Code 114115

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Primary Language Indonesian (132,000 speakers)
Language Code ind   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Indonesian
Primary Language Indonesian (132,000 speakers)
Language Code ind   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Indonesian

Primary Language:  Indonesian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1955-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1968-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1974-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - New Translation (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Shellabear (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Ali - Indonesian (
Film / Video Creation to Christ (
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Gathering of the Followers of Isa (
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Indonesian
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Dini (
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Reflection - Refleksi (
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Final Night (
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
17.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
83.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
24.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
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