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Kanowit in Malaysia

Kanowit

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kanowit in Malaysia

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Summary
Kanowit is a town and the capital of a district of the same name. The town takes its name from the Kanowit, a Melanau ethnic group. The Kanowit language is still spoken, and there still are some Kanowit people living in the Kanowit area. However, the language may be doomed to extinction. The village where Kanowit people live is called Kampung Bedil, a short trip by boat up the Rajang River from Kanowit town. There have been talks of relocating the village to another site as severe erosion of the banks of the Rajang River will soon wash away the remaining houses there.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kanowit are a tiny tribe and are losing their language. It may be difficult to even find them.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the language of the Kanowit. Pray for those who will take these to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a handful of Christians in the tribe, but this is uncertain. Pray for divinely appointed encounters between the Kanowit and believers who will recognize the opportunity to share the gospel with them

Pray for the entire people group
Pray this tribe will be able to provide stable housing to replace housing in danger of being washed away by the Rajang river.

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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Sarawak, Sibu Division, middle stretch Rejang River. Kanowit dialect downstream from Tanjong dialect.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kanowit
People Name General: Kanowit
ROP3 Code: 104590
Joshua Project People ID: 12500
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Kanowit
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
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Language
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Primary Language: Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kxn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions98.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Kanowit in Malaysia

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