Indonesian in Saudi Arabia


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Introduction / History

The Javanese (Orang Jawa, "people of Java") originate from Central Java, Indonesia. The Orang Jawa ('people of Java', also known as 'Javanese') migrated from Central Java, Indonesia, to Malaysia from 1880 to 1930. They migrated to seek a new life away from the Dutch colonists who ruled Indonesia at that time.

Today the Orang Jawa live throughout Peninsular Malaysia in parts of Perak, Selangor, and Kedah. There are also isolated communities in coastal areas of Sabah. A smaller number have migrated to Saudi Arabia, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a hospitable people, usually inviting visitors to share a meal with the family. Families are often large, some having between 10 and 17 children. Marriages are grand affairs that sometimes last up to three days. During weddings and circumcision rituals they perform the jedur (songs of praise to the prophet Mohammed) which is compiled in a book called Silawatan. They also perform the kempling (a type of dance giving praise to Allah) during religious occasions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Javanese have a long and strong commitment to the Islamic religion, which is part of their culture. Though there are thousands of Javanese believers in Indonesia and elsewhere, they remain unreached in Saudi Arabia. Perhaps Christian Javanese will remember their brethren in Saudi Arabia.

No doubt many of the Javanese in Saudi Arabia are living there for work. Pray that they will interact with the many workers in Saudi Arabia who follow Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Javanese people need to accept the warm embrace of the only Savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.


Prayer Points

Please pray the Javanese in Saudi Arabia will relate well with neighboring peoples and thrive as a community.

Pray for Javanese believers to take Christ to the Javanese in Saudi Arabia.

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.

Pray for a movement to Christ that will affect the Javanese no matter where they live.


Scripture Prayers for the Indonesian in Saudi Arabia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesians_in_Saudi_Arabia


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-28
Pray4Saudi
People Name General Indonesian
People Name in Country Indonesian
Pronunciation in-do-NEE-zhun
Population this Country 107,000
Population all Countries 10,061,000
Total Countries 18
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Javanese Indonesian; Madurese Indonesian; Malay Indonesian; Minangkabau Indonesian; Oran Toraja; Sundanese Indonesian
People ID 18503
ROP3 Code 114115
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Indonesian (107,000 speakers)
Language Code ind   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Indonesian (107,000 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  (1963-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Indonesian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.60 %)
15.80 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
1.00 %
Islam
81.20 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
13.0 %
Protestant
64.0 %
Roman Catholic
19.0 %
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