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Pamona, Poso Toraja in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
178,000 Pamona Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % No   

Pamona, Poso Toraja in Indonesia

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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 Tengah Province, Poso regency; Poso Kota, Poso Pesisir, Parigi, Lage, Pamona Utara, Pamona Selatan, Tojo, Ulubongko, Ampana Kota, Ampanatete, Una-Una, Mori Atas, Petasia, Bungku Utara, and Bungku Tengah subdistricts; Sulawesi Selatan Province, Luwu Utara district, Mangkutana, north Wotu, and Bone-Bone subdistricts; total 193 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Pamona, Poso Toraja
People Name General: Pamona
Alternate People Names:
BareeNorth Pamona
Northeast PamonaPoso Toraja
Southwest PamonaWest Pamona
ROP3 Code: 107807
Joshua Project People ID: 14283
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 178,000
Population all Countries: 178,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Toraja of Sulawesi
People Name General: Pamona
Ethnic Code: MSY44p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pamona (178,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pmf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity93.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent60.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1913-1926
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pamona
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Pamona, Poso Toraja in Indonesia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Toraja of Sulawesi     Asia, Southeast    
      Pamona Indonesia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Pamona, Poso Toraja in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Pamona  
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