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Brunei
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Brunei – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Bajau, West Coast12,0000.02 %0.02 %Y1 IslamBajau, West CoastP
Bajau, West Coast
 T
Belait, Kiput1,100Y0.15 %0.20 %Y1 IslamBelait  T
British7,3008.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Brunei Malay183,000Y0.05 %0.05 %Y1 IslamBruneiP
Brunei Malay
M
Brunei Malay of Brunei
T
DeafY6.10 %11.39 %4 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Dusun, Kadazan30,000Y1.90 %2.50 %Y1 IslamBrunei   
Filipino, Tagalog34,00022.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Han Chinese, Cantonese7,60012.00 %15.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Hakka6,30010.00 %15.00 %4 BuddhismChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin13,00012.00 %15.00 %5 BuddhismChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Han Chinese, Min Bei9,6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min BeiP
Han Chinese, Min Bei
 T
Han Chinese, Min Dong8,4007.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min DongP
Han Chinese, Min Dong
 T
Han Chinese, Min Nan16,00010.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Min Nan
 T
Kayan, Busang2,1007.00 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKayan, Busang   
Korean70015.00 %35.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang600Y18.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityLun BawangP
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang
M
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang of Brunei
T
Melanau5002.00 %4.00 %Y1 IslamMelanau, CentralP
Melanau
M
Melanau of Brunei
 
Nepalese, Gurkha1,6000.80 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismNepaliP
Nepalese, Gurkha
M
Nepalese, Gurkha of Brunei
T
Punan-NibongY0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPenan, Western  T
Sea Dayak, Iban24,000Y16.00 %18.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsIbanP
Sea Dayak, Iban
M
Sea Dayak, Iban of Brunei
T
Sinhalese1,2001.00 %8.00 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
  
South Asian, general5,2003.00 %14.00 %4 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Tutong, Bisayan44,000Y7.50 %8.00 %4 IslamBisaya, BruneiP
Tutong, Bisayan
M
Tutong, Bisayan of Brunei
T
Tutung20,000Y4.00 %5.00 %4 IslamTutongP
Tutung
M
Tutung of Brunei
T
Total People Groups:   24 428,000 9     8     19 7 18
Unclassified / Other Individuals 6,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 434,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Brunei – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 8 33.3 % 238,000 55.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 4.2 % 1,200 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 9 37.5 % 109,000 25.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 6 25.0 % 80,000 18.7 %
Totals 24   428,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Brunei – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Bajau, West Coast
12,000


British
7,300


© Copyrighted Photo
Brunei Malay
183,000


Filipino, Tagalog
34,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
7,600


Han Chinese, Hakka
6,300


Han Chinese, Mandarin
13,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Bei
9,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Dong
8,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Nan
16,000


Korean
700


Lundayeh, Lun Bawang
600


© Copyrighted Photo
Melanau
500


Nepalese, Gurkha
1,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Sea Dayak, Iban
24,000


Sinhalese
1,200


South Asian, general
5,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Tutong, Bisayan
44,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tutung
20,000

Brunei People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Brunei – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bajau, West Coastbdr11None
Belaitbeg11Need?
Bisaya, Bruneibsb10Portions
Bruneikxd22None
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chinese, Min Beimnp11NT
Chinese, Min Dongcdo10Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Hindihin10Complete
Ibaniba10Complete
Kayan, Busangbfg10Need?
Koreankor10Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Lun Bawanglnd10Complete
Melanau, Centralmel11None
Nepalinpi11Complete
Penan, Westernpne11NT
Sinhalasin10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tutongttg10Need?
Totals: 23 24 8   16 13 12 16 6
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Brunei – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 5.3 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Brunei – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Brunei. Ministries in the Brunei section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Southeast Asia section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Brunei   Ministries in Southeast Asia
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Brunei – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 428,000
Percent Urbanization 77 %
Total People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 8
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Malay
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 11.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 5.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 25 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.852 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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