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Dayak, Tawoyan in Indonesia



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36,000 Tawoyan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Dayak, Tawoyan in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Tawoyan people (also called Tabojan, Tabuyan, or Taboyan) are almost all involved in tapping rubber trees. They also grow rice and harvest rattan vines. Farmers will cultivate fields until the land is depleted and then move to new fields. Also swallow nests are gathered and sold for birds nest soup. To add to family income, the women and children above 10 years of age typically weave different products for sale.

What are their lives like?
Common transport for traveling to district capitals is a small motorboat. The area government is developing roads, but during the rainy season, public transportation is only available once a week on market day. Trade and business is almost completely dominated by newcomers from the Banjar and Bakumpai people groups. The Tawoyan from Gunung Pure have not even developed a market system yet. Therefore, it is no surprise that there is not a single market in the area.

The Tawoyan people do not practice polygamy. The husband is the head of the household, but the opinions of the wife are not to be neglected. There is freedom for women to express their opinion. Both husband and wife have the right to work outside of the home.

What are their beliefs?
Most Tawoyan people follow Kaharingan beliefs. They are obligated to offer food to the spirits of departed ancestors in a ceremony called warah. A cave in the Angah Mountain was designated as a place of ascetic meditation by the Sultan Mangkusari. According to their beliefs, some things which possess special magical powers are Air Silo, a special sacred water and Pupur Silo, a face powder made of finely ground rock sold as a cosmetic that has the power to attract men to women.

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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:Eastern area, Kalimantan Tengah Province, east of Barito river, area around Palori town; border area, southeast Kalimantan Timur Province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Dayak, Tawoyan
People Name General: Dayak, Tawoyan
Alternate People Names:
Tawoyan Dayak
ROP3 Code: 109903
Joshua Project People ID: 15304
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 36,000
Population all Countries: 36,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Barito of Kalimantan
People Name General: Dayak, Tawoyan
Ethnic Code: MSY44r
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Language
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Primary Language: Tawoyan (36,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): twy    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1985
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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