• PEOPLE NAME: NIAS OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22523

ROP: 107311

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra

Language: Nias - (nia)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

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 Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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