• PEOPLE NAME: BENTONG OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22792

ROP: 101263

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi

Language: Bentong - (bnu)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 25,000

Global Population: 25,000


PEID: 22792

ROP: 101263

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bentong of Indonesia, numbering 25,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Bentong. The primary religion practiced by the Bentong 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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