• PEOPLE NAME: NIAS OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22523

ROP: 107311

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra

Language: Nias - (nia)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 1,100,000

Global Population: 1,100,000


PEID: 22523

ROP: 107311

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Nias of Indonesia, numbering 1,100,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Batak-Nias of Sumatra people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Nias. The primary religion practiced by the Nias is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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