Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi

Language: Buginese - (bug)

Alternate Name(s): Buginese

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Indonesia; Singapore

Population: 500,000

Global Population: 8,152,000

PEID: 48662

ROP: 101703

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Bugis of Malaysia, numbering 500,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,152,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Buginese. The primary religion practiced by the Bugis 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available