• PEOPLE NAME: BUTONESE OF MALAYSIA

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PEID: 9222

ROP: 110855

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Tukangbesi of Sulawesi

Language: Wolio - (wlo)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 20,500

Global Population: 235,500


PEID: 9222

ROP: 110855

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Butonese of Malaysia, numbering 20,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tukangbesi of Sulawesi people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 235,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Wolio. The primary religion practiced by the Butonese 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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