• PEOPLE NAME: MAKASAI OF TIMOR-LESTE


PEID: 23125

ROP: 106084

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Timor

Language: Makasae - (mkz)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Timor-Leste

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Population: 152,000

Global Population: 152,000


PEID: 23125

ROP: 106084

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Makasai of Timor-Leste, numbering 152,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Timor people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Timor-Leste. Their primary language is Makasae. The primary religion practiced by the Makasai is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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