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Lewotobi in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,300 Lewotobi Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Lewotobi in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
Lewotobi is the name of a people group, named after a mountain on Flores Island. They live in the nearby area, usually by the foot of the Lewotobi Mountain. They speak their own language, Lewotobi, but most also speak Bahasa, the trade language of Indonesia.

What are their lives like?
The Lewotobi people are excellent weavers who produce fabrics using natural dyes. They are also skilled in woodcarving; they produce fine utensils, musical instruments and homes. Often, they use intricate designs in their woodwork. Most are farmers who grow vegetables, corn and rice. They also raise livestock such as pigs, goats and cattle.

What are their beliefs?
There is a Christian influence among the Lewotobi people, but it is tainted with animism. They put most of their faith in the spirit world.

What are their needs?
The Lewotobi have to deal with issues such as the destruction of the environment, land rights and poverty. They are trying to improve their economic situation by developing a tourist industry.

Prayer Points
Pray for Lewotobi culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Lewotobi people.

Pray that soon the Lewotobi people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.
* 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:Nusa Tenggara Timur Province; southeastern Flores island across from Solor island, Lewotobi volcano area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lewotobi
People Name General: Lewotobi
ROP3 Code: 117721
Joshua Project People ID: 21003
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,300
Population all Countries: 6,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Flores-Sumba-Alor
People Name General: Lewotobi
Ethnic Code: AON09e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lewotobi (6,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lwt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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
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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Lewotobi in Indonesia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Flores-Sumba-Alor     Asia, Southeast    
      Lewotobi Indonesia    
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            Lewotobi in Indonesia          
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      Ethnic Religions     Lewotobi  
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