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Lahanan in Malaysia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Lahanan Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % No No   

Lahanan in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
The Lahanan people are a tribal group. Their numbers are diminishing, and there is a good chance that they will disappear as a people group in the next couple of decades.

Where are they located?
Lahanan speakers live in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. It is part of Malaysia.

What are their lives like?
Though their population is in the hundreds, there are two separate Lahanan communities because of a dispute. The Lahanan people live in long houses.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Lahanan people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Believers who reach out to them need to understand that they are taking them Christ, not Christ plus a foreign culture.

What are their needs?
The Lahanan people need true friends who are willing to help them face the crisis of moving into the 21st century with dignity. Specifically, they need believers who will teach them the right skills as they move into an unfamiliar job market and must deal with people who might try to take advantage of them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to Lahanan leaders in such a way that they will open the door to seeking Him.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Lahanan people.
* Pray for a church planting movement that is defined by discipleship, love of the Lord, and obedience to His ways.
* 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: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Central Sarawak, east of Belaga, southwest of Long Murum.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lahanan
People Name General: Lahanan
ROP3 Code: 105570
Joshua Project People ID: 12946
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
People Name General: Lahanan
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lahanan (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lhn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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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Lahanan in Malaysia

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People Cluster
    Borneo-Kalimantan     Asia, Southeast    
      Lahanan Malaysia    
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            Lahanan in Malaysia          
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