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Wotu in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Wotu Islam 0.85 % 0.85 % No No   

Wotu in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Wotu people are a subgroup of the greater Buginese people who are known as Maritimers, traders and pirates. They speak a dialect of Buginese along with Bahasa, the trade language of Indonesia. They live in Sulawesi Island.

What are their lives like?
The Wotu are traders, farmers, businessmen, government workers and professionals.

What are their beliefs?
Though the Wotu are Muslim, they have their own religious traditions.

What are their needs?
The Wotu people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.

Prayer Points
Pray for loving workers to go to the Wotu people until there are disciples who make more disciples.

Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Wotu to understand and to believe the gospel.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Wotu people with adequate education and medical facilities.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Wotu people so abundantly that they will see he is the only one worthy of praise and worship.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* 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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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sulawesi Selatan Province, Luwu Timur regency, Wotu subdistrict, Lampenai, and Bawalipu villages, northern end of Bone bay; coast near mouth of Kalaena river between Wotu and Angkona villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Wotu
People Name General: Wotu
ROP3 Code: 110866
Joshua Project People ID: 15419
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi
People Name General: Wotu
Ethnic Code: MSY44i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Wotu (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wtw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.85 %(Evangelical: 0.85 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.15 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Wotu in Indonesia

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People Cluster
    Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi     Asia, Southeast    
      Wotu Indonesia    
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            Wotu in Indonesia          
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