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Bati in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,500 Bati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Bati in Indonesia

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The Batas people live on the far eastern edge of Indonesia's Maluka Island. They are known for their legend about a flying primate-like creature that can take small children away from their families.

Ministry Obstacles
There has been Christian mission work among these Muslims, but there are no believers among them. The Bati people are officially Muslim. In addition to the spiritual bondage of Islam, there is the oppression of traditional religion.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for the Lord to raise up courageous, Holy Spirit-filled believers who are willing to die if need be to see the Bati people reached for the only Savior.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no followers of Christ among the Bati people, so pray that this will be the year when the Holy Spirit moves in their communities in a powerful way.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Bati people will give up living in fear, and live by faith in the God who sent His Son to give them life to the full. Pray for believers to live among them, and share both physical and spiritual blessings. Pray for a disciple-making movement to spread throughout their communities.

Scripture Focus
The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:47 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Maluku Province. East coast, Seram island between Kian Darat and Keleser towns, inland.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bati
People Name General: Bati
Alternate People Names:
Bush Bati
ROP3 Code: 101137
Joshua Project People ID: 10726
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,500
Population all Countries: 5,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Flores-Sumba-Alor
People Name General: Bati
Ethnic Code: AON09e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bati (5,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bvt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam92.00 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Bati in Indonesia

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Flores-Sumba-Alor     Asia, Southeast    
      Bati Indonesia    
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            Bati in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Bati  
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