People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia

Kota Bangun Kutai

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
145,000 Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai Islam 1.50 % 0.00 % No No   

Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Speakers of the Kota Bangun dialect of the Malay language reside in the central Mahakam River basin of East (Timur) Kalimantan, in the Kutai region. The first Roman Catholic mission was established in this locality in 1907. In the beginning of the 20th century the economy of Kutai flourished as a result of the establishment of the Borneo-Sumatra Trade Co.

Ministry Obstacles
This community lives in a remote region of Indonesia, and has little knowledge of who Jesus is.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for Kota Bangun Kuta families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about this man, Jesus.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few followers of Jesus among this Muslim people group, but pray for the many who will soon come to faith. Pray that the Lord will provide good pastors and teachers for them, and that they will follow the Lord with total commitment.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Kota Banguin Malay, that they will soon come to a more correct understanding of who Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) truly is, and understand the significance of his death on the cross.

View Kota Bangun Kutai in all countries.

Prayer Links
  Submit Update:
Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Kalimantan Timur Province; Lakes Semajang and Melintang areas, north along Belayen river; westward then south, central Mahakam river basin.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Kota Bangun Kutai
People Name General: Kota Bangun Kutai
Alternate People Names:
Kota Bangun Malay
ROP3 Code: 106153
Joshua Project People ID: 13441
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 145,000
Population all Countries: 145,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malay
People Name General: Kota Bangun Kutai
Ethnic Code: MSY44k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai (145,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mqg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam94.50 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
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
Submit Update:
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)
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Malay     Asia, Southeast    
      Kota Bangun Kutai Indonesia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kota Bangun Kutai in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: