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Javanese in Saudi Arabia

Javanese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Javanese Islam 2.80 % 1.50 %   

Javanese in Saudi Arabia

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Summary
The Javanese (Orang Jawa, "people of Java") originate from Central Java, Indonesia. They are a hospitable people, usually inviting visitors to share a meal with the family. Families are often quite large, some having between 10 and 17 children. Marriages are grand affairs that sometimes last up to three days. They are predominantly Sunni Muslims. During weddings and circumcision rituals they perform the jedur (songs of praise to the prophet Mohammed) which is compiled in a book called Silawatan. They also perform the kempling (a type of dance giving praise to Allah) during religious occasions.

Ministry Obstacles
The Javanese have a long and strong commitment to their present religion, which is part of their culture.

Outreach Ideas
No doubt many of the Javanese in Saudi Arabia are living there for work. Pray that they will interact with the many workers in Saudi Arabia who follow Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are many Christians among the Javanese in other countries, but not in Saudi Arabia. Perhaps Christian Javanese will remember their brethren in Saudi Arabia. Pray to this end.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Javanese in Saudi Arabia will relate well with neighboring peoples, and will thrive as a community.

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Country: Saudi Arabia
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Javanese
People Name General: Javanese
Alternate People Names:
JawaOrang Jawa
जावेनीस
ROP3 Code: 112316
Joshua Project People ID: 17000
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 18,018,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Java
People Name General: Javanese
Ethnic Code: MSY44g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Javanese (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jav    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.80 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions30.20 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam67.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent4.00 %
Protestant65.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian11.00 %
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1852-1991
New Testament:
1829-1981Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-1994
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFinal Night
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Javanese
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Javanese Bible
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Javanese in Saudi Arabia

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