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Uma, Pipikoro in Indonesia

Uma, Pipikoro

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Uma Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % No   

Uma, Pipikoro in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The homeland of the Uma people is the forest-covered mountains near the Lariang River in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Umas are primarily agriculturalists. Rice and corn are their main food crops, coffee and cacao are their main cash crops. In pre-contact times the Umas were animists and known as occasional headhunters. In 1917 the Salvation Army began church-planting work among Umas. In the decades immediately after WWII they established churches and elementary schools in most Uma villages. Today nearly all the Umas are professing Christians, and many are true believers.

But animistic beliefs and fears still are a part of life for many. The church pervades the Umas' social life, but there is a need for personal faith, spiritual growth and moral transformation. The Uma New Testament was published in 1996 and has been widely distributed in some villages, but the personal use of the Scriptures is low for most Umas. The Umas, along with some neighboring mountain people groups such as Moma, Napu, Besoa, and Bada, are Christian minorities surrounded by large people groups that are predominantly Muslim. Most Uma villages are a day's walk from the nearest car road, though motorcycles are now able to reach some of the central villages. But thanks to the efforts of the Salvation Army the level of health, nutrition and education is higher than one would expect in such remote villages.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sulawesi Tengah Province, Donggala regency, South Kulawi and Pipikoro subdistricts, 32 villages; along Lariang river and tributaries; Sulawesi Selatan Province, North Luwu regency, in enclave within the Seko Padang language area, south Pasangkayu regency, Mamuju subdistrict; Gimpu and Palolo valleys, other areas north of Palu; small area in Sulawesi Barat Province, near west bank, Lariang river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Uma, Pipikoro
People Name General: Uma, Pipikoro
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114803
Joshua Project People ID: 18880
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Kaili-Tomini of Sulawesi
People Name General: Uma, Pipikoro
Ethnic Code: MSY44p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Uma (30,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ppk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1984-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
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Uma, Pipikoro in Indonesia

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