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Allu in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Mandar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Allu in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
Historically, the Allu are a part of the larger Mandar Alliance, which includes the Seven River Tribes (Pitu Ulunna Salu), the Seven Mountain Tribes (Pitu Ba'bana Binanga), and a few additional, uncategorized member-tribes.

The term "Mandar" has many meanings: an ethnic group, and area, a language and a federation of ethnic groups and independent kingdoms. The Allu are one of those ethnic groups and kingdoms. The Allu people live in eight villages in Allu District of Polewali Mandar Regency, West Sulawesi Province: Pupuuring, Pao Pao, Kalummamang, Allu, Saragian, Mombi, Petosang and Saoyang. The Allu speak the Mandar language in everyday life.

What are their lives like?
The Allu work as farmers and traders. They also raise water buffalo, goats, cattle and chickens. The economy in the Allu region is not strong, possibly because their location is far from the major highway through Sulawesi. Many of their houses are very simple and some are simply made of wood.

What are their beliefs?
All Allu people are Muslim. Yet their traditional culture of Spiritism can still be seen in that the graves of their ancestors are well guarded and considered sacred.

What are their needs?
The area needs economic development for the Allu to advance. They do not yet have many local businesses that are uniquely Allu to strengthen the community's economy.

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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:South Sulawesi province: Pangkajene Islands regency, Pabbring islands near Makassar city, other areas; West Sulawesi province: Majene, Mamuju, and Polewali Mandar regencies, Cape Mandar and Majene city, and 3 coastal enclaves north; coastal area between Parangkayu and Simajo towns.
(Source: Ethnologue 2018)
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People Name in Country: Allu
People Name General: Allu
ROP3 Code: 118277
Joshua Project People ID: 21463
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi
People Name General: Allu
Ethnic Code: MSY44
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mandar (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mdr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 2003-2006
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mandar
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Allu in Indonesia

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People Cluster
    Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi     Asia, Southeast    
      Allu Indonesia    
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      Islam     Mandar  
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