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Ringgou in Indonesia



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Rikou Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Ringgou in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Ringgou, or Rikou, are one of several language groups that live together on the small Indonesian island of Rote in well-defined areas established by historic kings. They live at the eastern tip of the complex dialect chain, which extends down the island. According to legend, the island’s name comes because a Portuguese sailor who was lost and a farmer asked where he was. The man who didn’t understand Portuguese introduced himself as “Rote”.

One of the Ringgou people’s staple foods is a sweet, milky drink, nirah, that comes from a special variety of lontar palm. The people tap the palm during the five months of dry season each year, drinking the nirah directly and making it into sugar. The people also grow gardens during the wet season, catch fish, and raise pigs, goats, sheep and water buffalo. They use horses for transportation.

What are their beliefs?
Today most Rotenese are professing Christians, many from families of numerous generations of Christians. Pastors use the Indonesian language Bible in services, but without understandable Scriptures, professing Christians lack the foundational truths that lead to practical applications for Christian living. Furthermore, a few Rotenese still practice traditional religion, while some have more recently converted from that practice.

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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:Nusa Tenggara Timur Province; East Rote island, Rikou, Landu, and Oe Pao domains.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ringgou
People Name General: Ringgou
Alternate People Names:
Rikou
ROP3 Code: 115428
Joshua Project People ID: 19497
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 14,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Timor
People Name General: Ringgou
Ethnic Code: MSY44y
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Language
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Primary Language: Rikou (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rgu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2004
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ringgou in Indonesia

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