Punan Merah in Indonesia

Punan Merah
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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Punan Merah
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 300
World Population: 300
Primary Language: Punan Merah
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Merah Punan community also goes by Red Panan or Wana Merah. Their language is part of the Austronesian language family. They are a tribal group living mainly in East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan provinces in Borneo.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they were once nomadic hunters and food gatherers, the Merah Punan people are now settled in villages. A smaller number still gather food in the forests.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Merah Punan have their own ethnic religion based on the spirit world.

What Are Their Needs?

The Merah Punan people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.

Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Merah Punan.

Pray God will have mercy on the Merah Punan, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Merah Punan to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.

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