Arab, general in Indonesia


Population
272,000
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Arabs living in Indonesia are mostly descended from the Hadrami. The prominent people among them with investing in real estate and trading got power financially.

Before Islam came to Indonesia, Arabs had had contact with Indonesia for many years. Arabs may have come to live in Indonesia first of all in the fifth century. Some Arabs came to Indonesia while the country was under Dutch rule. They looked after and increased their finances. Some Arab Indonesians joined the people's council of the Dutch East Indies called Volksraad. Due to difficulties with native Indonesians and the Dutch, organizations for Arab Indonesians began in 1913. An Indonesian national movement called Persatoean Arab Indonesia began in 1934.

The first Arab immigrants to Indonesia are called Totok and are a minority. The majority are called Muwallad and were born in Indonesia.

Many of the Arabs from Hadramaut were Sayyid and Sharif and had favorable positions among the Hadrami people. A non Sayyid could not marry the daughter of a Sayyid but a Sayyid could marry a non Sayyid woman.


Where Are they Located?

They are living in Java and South Sumatra mostly. They can also be found in Jakarta, Kalimantan, Maluku and Sulawesi. They speak Arabic and Indonesian.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Arabs in Indonesia are nearly all Muslims. They are usually Sunni Muslims and live according to Shafi'i Islamic law. The minority are Shia but they are increasing. Children usually go to Madrasahs (Islamic schools). The Arabs living in Indonesia follow orthodox Islam unlike the local inhabitants who have more localized forms of Islam.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Indonesian


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, general
People Name in Country Arab, general
Population in Indonesia 272,000
World Population 3,279,200
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19204
ROP3 Code 115690
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (272,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (272,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1973)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
30.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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