• PEOPLE NAME: MATBAT OF INDONESIA


PEID: 22986

ROP: 106400

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Matbat - (xmt)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 750

Global Population: 750


PEID: 22986

ROP: 106400

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Matbat of Indonesia, numbering 750, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Matbat. The primary religion practiced by the Matbat is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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