• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MINANGKABAU-REJANG OF SUMATRA

By Jacob Talley

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 7

Population: 9,623,500

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 9,623,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 45,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia--the sixth largest island in the world--home to more than 50 million people. The Minangkabau are an ethnic group indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra. The Rejang are an ethnic group scattered along the southwest coast of Sumatra. These two groups and a few smaller groups native to the region comprise the Minangkabau-Rejang of Sumatra people cluster. Sunni Islam is practiced by most of these peoples.

Peoples within this cluster: Bengkulu; Kerinci; Minangkabau; Muko-Muko; Orang Negeri, Minang; Pekal; Rejang

Countries where they are found: Indonesia; Malaysia


People groups: 7

Population: 9,623,500

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 9,623,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 45,500

Number of countries: 2