Bahonsuai in Indonesia

Bahonsuai
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Map Source:  Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
People Name: Bahonsuai
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 300
World Population: 300
Primary Language: Bahonsuai
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.65 %
Evangelicals: 0.65 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Bungku-Bajau
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

According to peoplegroups.com this is a very small people group that is unengaged with the gospel. Their language is endangered as their young people are speaking Bahasa, the official language of Indonesia. Most likely, they will not survive long as a separate people group.

Where Are they Located?

The Bahonsuai people live only on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bahonsuai people have their own language, with the same name as them as a people.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Bahonsuai is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Muhammad. They mix their Islamic beliefs with animism, a belief in the spirit world.

What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs to put their identity in the King of kings, and enjoy being part of His eternal family, since their days as a distinct people seem to be coming to an end.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Bahonsuai people of Indonesia.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Bahonsuai families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
* Pray for God's blessing on the leaders of the Bahonsuai people, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God’s blessing.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Bahonsuai people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.

Text Source:   Keith Carey