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Malay, Larantuka in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
23,000 Malay, Larantuka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % No No   

Malay, Larantuka in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
Larantuka Malay is one of the Malay languages spoken in Indonesia. It has borrowed a number of words from Portuguese. This is because Flores Island, the home of most Larantuka speakers, was once an outpost for Portuguese traders in the 1700s.
The Larantuka Malay speakers are a distinct people group from their neighbors. They are less likely to speak Bahasa than the other people groups of Indonesia.

Where are they located?
Larantuka Malay is spoken in and around the city of Larantuka on the small island of Flores in south-central Indonesia. According to Wikipedia, there are a smaller number of people who speak this language on the nearby islands of Adonara, Solor, and Lembata.

What are their lives like?
There is almost no information about these people, but most likely they grow rice and fish. Flores Island is not a trade center, so the opportunities to expand to other ways of making a living is limited.

What are their beliefs?
Like most other Indonesian people groups, the Larantuka Malay are Sunni Muslim. However, there is a small Roman Catholic minority among them from the days of Portuguese influence.

What are their needs?
The Larantuka Malay need more ways to earn a living and develop their local economy.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Roman Catholics among them will focus their spirituality on the lord Jesus Christ, and learn to obey Him.
* Pray for radio broadcasts and gospel recordings to find their way into Larantuka Malay communities.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement among the Larantuka Malay people of Indonesia.
* 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:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Flores Timur regency; east end, Flores island, Larantuka city area, also third area near southwest Flores Strait towards Lewotobi town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Malay, Larantuka
People Name General: Malay, Larantuka
Alternate People Names:
Ende MalayLarantuka
ROP3 Code: 102921
Joshua Project People ID: 11759
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 23,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malay
People Name General: Malay, Larantuka
Ethnic Code: MSY44k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Malay, Larantuka (23,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lrt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
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]   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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Malay, Larantuka in Indonesia

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