• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TUKANGBESI OF SULAWESI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 15

Population: 776,100

Unreached people groups: 10

UPG population: 759,200

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 61,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Sulawesi is the world's eleventh largest island and Indonesia's fourth largest island. The Tukangbesi Islands are a group of islands off the southern coast of South East Sulawesi. Inhabitants of the five main Tukangbesi islands--Wanci, Kambode, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko--form the Tukangbesi of Sulawesi people cluster. Their economy is based on fishing and trading throughout the island regions of Indonesia and Malaysia. Sunni Islam is the dominant religion.

Peoples within this cluster: Bajau Bukit; Bonerate; Busoa; Cia-Cia; Kaledupa; Kamaru; Kulisusu; Laiyola; Lasalimu; Muna; Pancana; Tukangbesi, North; Wawonii; Wolio

Countries where they are found: Indonesia; Malaysia


People groups: 15

Population: 776,100

Unreached people groups: 10

UPG population: 759,200

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 61,500

Number of countries: 2