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Kaidipang in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Kaidipang Islam 7.00 % 0.41 % No No   

Kaidipang in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Kaidipang people are found on the outskirts of the Bolaang Mongondow district of the North Sulawesi province. The Kaidipang area is surrounded by North Sulawesi province to the east, Gorontalo province to the west, the Sulawesi Sea to the north and Tomini Bay to the south. The trip from the Kaidipang home area to Gorontalo City (capital of Gorontalo province) takes approximately two to three hours, while from the Kaidipang home area to Manado City (capital of North Sulawesi province), the trip is approximately four to five hours. Historically, the Kaidipang formed their own kingdom. In 1910, they joined with the neighboring Bolang Itang kingdom. This enlarged kingdom lasted until 1950 when it joined the then recently independent Republic of Indonesia. The Kaidipang language is part of a larger linguistic grouping called the Gorontalic family which also includes the Bintauna, Bolango, Buol, Gorontalo, Lolak and Suwawa languages.

What are their lives like?
The traditional Kaidipang lifestyle was one of shifting agricultural settlements. New fields were cleared using the slash and burn method. These fields were used until becoming depleted of vital growing nutrients; then the people would move on to new areas and repeat the cycle. Unfortunately, this method is often cited as a primary cause for deforestation, as well as forest fires which often rage out of control. In recent times, however, the Kaidipang have become more settled, resulting in an increase in their population. Kaidipang villages are usually found along roadways in the highlands. Many Kaidipang have become rice farmers, fishermen, day laborers and owners of small shops. They also raise livestock such as cattle, goats and chickens. The lineage of descent for the Kaidipang people is bilateral (traced through both mother and father). Inheritance is handled in the same way for both male and female descendents. Unlike most other ethnic groups in Indonesia, the Kaidipang reserve no special treatment or rights for male family members.

What are their beliefs?
Traditional law (adat) is sitll in use, although it has become intertwined with Islamic practice. As Muslims, the Kaidipang believe that they will be judged on their knowledge of the Islamic Holy Book (the Qur'an) and their way of life. Because of that, they strive to be devout Muslims. Despite this, many of the Kaidipang still believe in animism and various other superstitions. These beliefs are most clearly found in magic performed to control good and evil spirits in order to secure protection.

What are their needs?
The most visible need among the Kaidipang is employment. There is a significant need for employment and job creation in their area. Many Kaidipang young people move to other cities such as Manado, Makassar and even Jakarta to find jobs.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-06-28
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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 Utara Province, Bolaang Mongondo Utara regency; north coast, west and east of Bolaangitang town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kaidipang
People Name General: Kaidipang
Alternate People Names:
AttingolaBolang Itang
KaidipanKaidipang Bolaang
ROP3 Code: 104413
Joshua Project People ID: 12418
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Gorontalo of Sulawesi
People Name General: Kaidipang
Ethnic Code: MSY44u
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Primary Language: Kaidipang (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kzp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity7.00 %(Evangelical: 0.41 %)
Ethnic Religions23.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam70.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Kaidipang in Indonesia

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    Gorontalo of Sulawesi     Asia, Southeast    
      Kaidipang Indonesia    
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