• PEOPLE NAME: CARIBBEAN JAVANESE OF NETHERLANDS

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PEID: 399

ROP: 109624

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Jawa

Language: Javanese - (jav)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Netherlands

Also found in: French Guiana; Suriname

Population: 8,700

Global Population: 93,200


PEID: 399

ROP: 109624

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Caribbean Javanese of Netherlands, numbering 8,700, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Jawa people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 93,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Javanese. The primary religion practiced by the Caribbean Javanese 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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