There are at least three Berawan peoples. The Central Berawans have their own language.
The Central Berawan people live on Borneo, a large island that includes parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.
The people who speak the Central Berawan language live a very simple life. They are a tribal people who farm, hunt, and fish for a living.
In certain ways, the Central Berawans understand important spiritual matters. They have elaborate burial rituals that indicate that they understand that the soul leaves the body. There have been Christian missionaries in Borneo off and on for about 200 years.
Unfortunately, they only have Bible portions and one gospel recording in their language. They continue to hold to their traditional religion.
This people group would greatly benefit from having the JESUS Film in their language so they could understand much of the life of Jesus.
* Pray for the JESUS Film to be dubbed into the language of the Central Berawan people.
* Pray for leaders of the Central Berawan people to open their hearts to the ways of Jesus Christ when missionaries come their way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among this unreached people group.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Berawan, Central|
|People Name in Country||Berawan, Central|
|Population in Malaysia||1,600|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||North Sarawak, Marudi district, Batu Belah (Tutoh river) and Long Teru (Tinjar river) villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Berawan, Central (1,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||zbc Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Berawan, Central|
Primary Language: Berawan, Central
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|