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Berawan, West in Malaysia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Berawan, West Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Berawan, West in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
There are at least three Berawan peoples, each with their own language, including the Western Berawans.

Where are they located?
The Western Berawan people live on Borneo, a large island that includes parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.

What are their lives like?
The people who speak the Western Berawan language live a very simple life. They are a tribal people who farm, hunt, and fish for a living.

What are their beliefs?
have elaborate burial rituals that indicate that they understand that the soul leaves the body. There have been Christian missionaries in Borneo off and on for about 200 years, and there is some indication that missionaries might have affected their beliefs to a small degree. Unfortunately, they don't even have gospel recordings in their language. They continue to hold to their traditional religion.

What are their needs?
This people group would greatly benefit from having gospel recordings and the JESUS Film in their language so they could understand much of the life of Jesus.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the JESUS Film to be dubbed into the language of the Western Berawan people.
* Pray for leaders of the Western Berawan people to open their hearts to the ways of Jesus Christ when missionaries come their way.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among this unreached people group.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation 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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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, Long Terawan village, Mulu town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Berawan, West
People Name General: Berawan, West
Alternate People Names:
Long Pata
ROP3 Code: 115051
Joshua Project People ID: 10800
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 1,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Berawan, West
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Berawan, West (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zbw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions97.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
(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
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2005-2011
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Berawan, West in Malaysia

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    Borneo-Kalimantan     Asia, Southeast    
      Berawan, West Malaysia    
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