Land Dayak, Benyadu in Indonesia

Land Dayak, Benyadu
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People Name: Land Dayak, Benyadu
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 65,000
World Population: 65,000
Primary Language: Benyadu'
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 20.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Benyadu Land Dayak is a people group that lives in northern Kalimantan in Indonesia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Benyadu Land Dyaks practice slash and burn farming. The system has worked well for them, except in times (2015 for example) when forest fires have polluted the air in Indonesia. They often grow rice on hillsides. They use natural means rather than chemical pesticides to keep away pests. For example, they grow a certain yellow flower near their rice patties. Insects go after the flowers rather than the rice. Fishing and hunting supplement their diets, but farming is their main activity.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is some Christian influence among them, the Land Dyaks mainly adhere to traditional ethnic religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Benyadu Land Dayak people need better medical and educational opportunities.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who can teach the Benyadu Land Dayak better ways to farm.

Pray for Benyadu Land Dayak disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray for a hunger for truth and righteous spirituality among them.

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