• PEOPLE NAME: MANDAILING OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22515

ROP: 101126

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra

Language: Batak Mandailing - (btm)

Alternate Name(s): Batak Mandailing

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 1,270,000

Global Population: 1,270,000


PEID: 22515

ROP: 101126

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Mandailing of Indonesia, numbering 1,270,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Batak-Nias of Sumatra people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Batak Mandailing. The primary religion practiced by the Mandailing 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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