Suwawa in Indonesia

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People Name: Suwawa
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,700
World Population: 5,700
Primary Language: Suwawa
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Minahasa-Sangir of Sulawesi
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Suwawa people speak a language that is in the Austronesian language family. It is related to other languages of northern Sulawesi, the homeland of this Indonesian group. Most Suwawa live in Sulawesi’s Bolaang Mongondow Regency.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Suwawa people are farmers, fishermen and local traders. They do not have adequate medical care in their part of Sulewesi.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Suwawa people traditionally practiced a form of animism, which involved the belief in various spirits and deities that were thought to inhabit the natural world. Over time, many Suwawa people have converted to Islam, which is now the dominant religion in the region.

What Are Their Needs?

This people group suffers from poverty. They need greater economic opportunities which usually begins with access to higher education.

Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Suwawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

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