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Muko Muko in Indonesia

Muko Muko

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
57,000 Minangkabau Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %   

Muko Muko in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Muko-Muko come from the North Muko-Muko and South Muko-Muko districts of north Bengkulu Regency of Bengkulu Province. They are located south of West Sumatra Province, west of South Sumatra Province and along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Part of their area is swampland or tidal waters where a brackish mix of ocean and river water mix. There are also many rivers, the largest of which is the Muko-Muko River. The Muko-Muko are no longer isolated, as the government has constructed a highway connecting Bengkulu Province to West Sumatra Province that passes through the Muko-Muko area. In everyday communication, the Muko-Muko speak their own speech variety, a dialect of Minangkabau influenced by Malay.

What are their lives like?
The Muko-Muko are farmers, fisherman, hunters, daily laborers, merchants and rattan craftsmen. Their most famous handicraft are carved cigarette lighters. In addition to this, they have community farms which produce rubber, cloves and palm oil. The kinship system is matrilineal, which means that descent and property are passed down to the daughters in the family. This is due to the influence of the related Minangkabau people. The Muko-Muko still use their traditional leadership system. Their villages are governed by a Pasirah (village chief) and his assistants. The role of the Pasirah is to safeguard stability and harmony according to their cultural customs, as well as to collect taxes and community fees. These fees can take the form of working three days every year for the village head or giving money amounting to the same value of the three days of work. Other fees are paid to get a certificate of marriage, certificate of divorce, peace treaties and permission to court a young maiden. The Muko-Muko use the term kaum to refer to a group of families. The kaum is led by the clan chief and his assistants. There are five clans that are still growing: Delapan, Berenam, Empat Belas (Seven Ancestors), Lima Suku and Gersik Tunggul. The most famous aspect of the Muko-Muko culture is the Gandai dance. This dance is similar to the Malay dances but has been influenced by the Minangkabau style of dancing. When they attend a cultural celebration the men wear traditional clothes called teluk belangga, which is a black jacket with a turban. The women wear traditional clothing called betabur, which is a blouse with a gold threaded cloth and a wrap-around skirt.

What are their beliefs?
Islam is the religion of the majority of the Muko-Muko, but in everyday life they still hold to animistic beliefs. At the core of these animistic beliefs is the effort to get protection from spirits using occultic power to control good and bad spirits. They are very afraid of the spirits of deceased mothers who died giving child birth. They also worship large tree, rocks, natural springs, ancestral graves and their ancestors.

What are their needs?
At this time the Muko-Muo need agricultural assistance, particularly with their community farms, so that the farms can be better managed and improve people's standard of living. They also need Indonesian language teachers because many of the Muko-Muko can not speak or even understand Indonesian.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-06-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-05-25
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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Widespread in the Indonesian Archipelago; west central Sumatra, Padang area. Nearly half live outside central Sumatra; South Sumatra, west coast Mukomuko area
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Muko Muko
People Name General: Muko Muko
Alternate People Names:
Mokomoko
ROP3 Code: 106874
Joshua Project People ID: 13859
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 57,000
Population all Countries: 57,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Minangkabau-Rejang of Sumatra
People Name General: Muko Muko
Ethnic Code: MSY44k
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Language
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Primary Language: Minangkabau (57,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): min    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Muko-muko
Dialect Code:14355
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: 0.02 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.98 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1980-1990
New Testament:
1996Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFinding True Peace
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Minangkabau
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Malay Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Malay Version with Deuter ...
 
 
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