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Balinese in Malaysia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,000 Bali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Balinese in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
The island of Bali is probably better known than the entire country of Indonesia. The word "Bali" brings to mind visions of a tropical paradise. Its beauty, friendly people, exquisite art, and unique culture have made Bali a favorite destination for millions of tourists from around the world. On this "Island of the gods" reside the Balinese. However, many Balinese can also be found on the nearby island of Lombok, as well as in Lampung, Sulawesi, South Kalimantan, Sumbawa and Papua. Others live in Malaysia, a beautiful country near Indonesia.

Where are they located?
Most Balinese live on the Indonesian island of Bali, but some have migrated to nearby Malaysia or Australia. There are a small number of Balinese people in the US as well.

What are their lives like?
Most Balinese live in very close-knit villages with strong family, social, religious and economic interrelationships. The Balinese are known throughout the world for their artistic abilities.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is the primary religion of the Balinese people in Indonesia and Malaysia. Even though Hinduism has greatly affected the culture, the Balinese have managed to maintain their original culture, so that Balinese Hinduism differs from Indian Hinduism.

What are their needs?
The Balinese need to experience the lovingkindness of the Lord, and forsake all other gods.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Balinese elders in Malaysia will have dreams and visions of Jesus that will open their hearts to Him.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Balinese people.
Pray that as Balinese Hindus embrace Christ that they will forsake all other gods.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Balinese in Malaysia that will spread to their communities in Indonesian and Australia.


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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Balinese
People Name General: Balinese
ROP3 Code: 100850
Joshua Project People ID: 10606
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 6,000
Population all Countries: 4,188,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Bali-Sasak
People Name General: Balinese
Ethnic Code: MSY44a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bali (6,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ban    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism90.00 % 
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: 1910-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1990
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoHelp From Heaven
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bali
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Bali Bible
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Balinese in Malaysia

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    Bali-Sasak     Asia, Southeast    
      Balinese Malaysia    
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            Balinese in Malaysia          
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      Hinduism     Bali  
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