Java Negarigung in Indonesia

The Java Negarigung have only been reported in Indonesia
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Introduction / History

The Java Negarigung, also called Jawa Negaraagung are a sub-ethnic of the Javanese people who are native to the areas around the royal cities of Surakarta and Yogyakarta.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Java Negarigung live in the Indonesian province of Central Java and Yogyakarta. In Central Java, most of them live in Surakarta, Sukoharjo, Wonogiri, Sragen and Boyolali, although a considerable amount of them live in Semarang and Cilacap. There are also a significant diaspora population among the Java Negarigung in the capital city of Indonesia (Jakarta) and many other islands of Indonesia. Some of them have decided to migrate to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan or the Gulf Arab states to work, and some others have decided to study in Europe, North America, Japan, Australia or New Zealand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Java Negarigung who live in their traditional homeland are mostly farmers, whereas those who live on the other islands of Indonesia are mostly plantation workers. A considerable amount of them, either in their traditional homeland or in other parts of Indonesia, work for the government. Amongst the women, many work as domestic workers in Jakarta.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Java Negarigung are nominally Muslims, sticking to their Javanese traditions. Among the Muslim Java Negarigung, pre-Islamic rituals such as siraman manten (bathing the bride), mitoni (congratulating a pregnant woman on her seventh month of pregnancy) and many more without the opposition from the ulama (Muslim clerics). Some of them are Christians, mostly Catholic. Amongst the Catholic Java Negarigung, many of them celebrate Mass involving inculturation.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Java Negarigung
People Name in Country Java Negarigung
World Population 23,999,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Central Java
People ID 20063
ROP3 Code 115281
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread throughout Indonesia; mainly in Jawa Tengah, Yogyakarta, Jawa Timur, and Lampung provinces; scattered enclaves on Sumatra island and resettlements in Papua, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Kalimantan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread throughout Indonesia; mainly in Jawa Tengah, Yogyakarta, Jawa Timur, and Lampung provinces; scattered enclaves on Sumatra island and resettlements in Papua, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Kalimantan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Javanese (23,999,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Javanese (23,999,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Javanese

Primary Language:  Javanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1852-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1981)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-1994)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Final Night
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Javanese
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Javanese Bible
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.62 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
95.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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