• PEOPLE NAME: ALAS OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22478

ROP: 100215

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Aceh of Sumatra

Language: Batak Alas-Kluet - (btz)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 260,000

Global Population: 260,000


PEID: 22478

ROP: 100215

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Alas of Indonesia, numbering 260,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Aceh of Sumatra people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Batak Alas-Kluet. The primary religion practiced by the Alas is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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