• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TIMOR

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 24

Population: 2,392,700

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 1,093,100

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 590,000

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Timor is an island at the southern end of Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea. It is divided between an independent sovereign state, East Timor (Timor-Leste), and West Timor, which is part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. The island is characterized by ethnic and linguistic diversity. Christianity is the dominant religion throughout Timor, accounting for nearly 90% of the population, with Roman Catholics outnumbering Protestants.

Peoples within this cluster: Adabe; Baikeno; Banda; Bunak; Dagoda; Galoli; Habu; Helong; Idate; Kairui-Midik; Kemak; Lakalei; Makasai; Mambai; Naueti; Ndaonese; Rotinese; Tetum; Tetum Dili; Timorese; Tokode; Waima'a

Countries where they are found: Indonesia; Portugal; Timor-Leste


People groups: 24

Population: 2,392,700

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 1,093,100

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 590,000

Number of countries: 3