Java Serang in Indonesia

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

The Java Serang live on the island of Java in Serang Regency and Serang City in the Province of Banten. Serang is the capital of Banten Province, which is why they are called the Java Serang or Jaseng. The term "Jaseng" is widely known among the people in the neighboring province of Lampung. The Java Serang are also sometimes called the Banten people. In their area, the Jawa Serang live together with Java, Banten and Sunda, as well as other groups. The Java Serang arrived in the Serang area centuries ago. From 1525-1526, the army of the Kingdom of Demak (an Islamic kingdom centered on the north coast of Java) moved out from Demak along the coast as far as the Sunda Strait under the commander Fatahillah. The army occupied the lands along this route, bringing them under the rule of Demak. However, the Kingdom of Demak subsequently collapsed and Fatahillah established his own kingdoms in Demak and Cirebon. In 1526, the Kingdom of Banten was established, but a group of soldiers from Demak stayed in Banten and founded the Banten Java community. The Java Serang speak their own dialect of the Java language. From a linguistic point of view, their dialect is clearly a variety of Java, but many vocabulary words and some vowel sounds differ from standard Java. Java people who come to Serang generally need time to adapt to the language before they can understand the Java Serang dialect.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Java Serang have two main sources of income: farming and commerce. Rice is an important commodity in their communities. The province of Banten is well known as one of the major rice-producing areas of Indonesia. The Java Serang also engage in many commercial activities. In Serang Regency and Serang City many areas are quite densely populated. Ironically, although the Java Serang live in an industrialized area, more than 50% of the population live below the poverty line. Per capita income in the area is quite high, but there is a wide gap between the rich and poor. This represents a dangerous social situation, which causes resentment between social classes and increased crime rates.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Java Serang are Muslim. However, the Java Serang still possess knowledge of black magic, which is commonly used in daily life. Many people from outside the area also come to Banten asking for assistance in the form of black magic. In addition, the grave of Sultan Hasanudin, as well as several other graves, represent important shrines for the community.


What Are Their Needs?

The Java Serang, especially the poor among them, need assistance in increasing the standard of living and the level of economic development in their area. Particularly, assistance for poverty alleviation needs to be directed toward those who truly need it so that the poor who receive such help can be reached with maximum impact.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Java Serang people to have eyes to see and ears to hear the gospel.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among them, arranging ways for workers to go to them.
Pray for Java Serang disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Java Serang in Indonesia.


References

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People Name General Java Serang
People Name in Country Java Serang
Alternate Names
Population this Country 584,000
Population all Countries 584,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
People ID 20286
ROP3 Code 116016
ROP25 Code 303350
ROP25 Name Jawa
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Banten   Source:  IPN booklet, revised June, 2011
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Banten.   Source:  IPN booklet, revised June, 2011
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.13 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Javanese (584,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Javanese (584,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Javanese

Primary Language:  Javanese

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Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2017)
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