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Abai Sungai in Malaysia

Abai Sungai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Abai Sungai Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Abai Sungai in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
This is actually a language group more than an ethnic group.

Where are they located?
This people group only lives in Sabah, Malaysia. Almost all of them live in one village.

What are their lives like?
The primary occupation of the Abai Sungai people is fishing.

What are their beliefs?
The Abai Sungal people are Muslim. They adhere to the basic tenets of Islam, but like other peoples of Indonesia, they also believe in the power of the Evil Eye, etc.

What are their needs?
The Abai Sungai people need to understand that Jesus Christ offers them far more than they could ever imagine, if they would only put their faith in Him.

Prayer Points
* Pray for dreams and visions among Abai Sungai people that will lead them to seek and find Christ.
* Pray for spiritual openness among these Muslims.
* Pray for many to come together to learn of and obey the teachings of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a powerful disciple making movement among the Abai Sungai people of Malaysia.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=18464
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=ASI&country=MY&code=abf

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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:31 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Sabah, lower reaches of Kinabatangan river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
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People Name in Country: Abai Sungai
People Name General: Abai Sungai
ROP3 Code: 100005
Joshua Project People ID: 10120
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Abai Sungai
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Abai Sungai (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): abf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Questionable translation need
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Abai Sungai in Malaysia

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