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Belait, Lakiput in Malaysia

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

Belait, Lakiput in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
The Belait people are among the original inhabitants of Brunei. They are from Brunei's Belait District. They have their own language, but it is being replaced by Malay, the trade language of both Brunei and Malaysia. The government of Brunei is building a museum in the Belait district to preserve this dying culture.

Where are they located?
Most Belait speakers live in Brunei, but a couple hundred live in neighboring Malaysia on the same island of Borneo.

What are their lives like?
In today's world, the Belait speakers are almost indistinguishable from the Malay majority in either Brunei or Malaysia. Their language and culture will probably die out in the next couple of decades.

What are their beliefs?
Like the Malay peoples around them, the Belait people are loyal to the Islamic religion. They are Sunni Muslims.

What are their needs?
The Belait people need their identity to be in Christ rather than a faulty religious system.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to visit Belait leaders through dreams, visions, and through His word.
* Pray for this people group to be drawn to the person of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for believers to find ways to reach these people in a way they can understand.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Belait people.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* 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.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-03-24
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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sarawak.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Belait, Lakiput
People Name General: Belait, Lakiput
Alternate People Names:
Belait JatiSouthern Murut
ROP3 Code: 101219
Joshua Project People ID: 10772
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 1,800
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Belait, Lakiput
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Belait (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): beg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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
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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Belait, Lakiput in Malaysia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Borneo-Kalimantan     Asia, Southeast    
      Belait, Lakiput Malaysia    
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            Belait, Lakiput in Malaysia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Belait  
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