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Sonsogon in Malaysia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,900 Kimaragang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % No No   

Sonsogon in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
The Sonsogon are a subtribe of the Kadazandusun Kimaragan people in Malaysia.

Where are they located?
The Sonsogon people live in the northern tip of Borneo. They live near the Sonsogon and the Magandai Rivers.

What are their lives like?
The Sonsogon people are in the process of having major changes come to their villages. In 2015, there was a sanitation project which brought them clean water and toilets. In 2017 there was a logging road built to connect their villages with the rest of Malaysia.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Sonsogon people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

What are their needs?
As the outside world comes to the Sonsogon people, they will need ways to protect their interests.

Prayer Points
* Pray for justice and mercy to flood Sonsogon villages as they have greater dealings with outsiders.
* Pray for these people to find Jesus to be their ultimate shield from the spirit world.
* Pray for a spiritual openness among the Sonsogon people when they come in contact with Christian missionaries.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to spread to all their villages and transform them for the better.
* 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: 2019-03-07
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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:Sabah: Beluran, Kota Marudu, and Pitas districts.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Sonsogon
People Name General: Sonsogon
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109418
Joshua Project People ID: 14998
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,900
Population all Countries: 4,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Sonsogon
Ethnic Code: MSY44y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kimaragang (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kqr    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Sonsogon
Dialect Code:12008
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1996
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Sonsogon in Malaysia

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People Cluster
    Borneo-Kalimantan     Asia, Southeast    
      Sonsogon Malaysia    
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            Sonsogon in Malaysia          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Kimaragang  
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