• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TORAJA OF SULAWESI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 14

Population: 1,614,400

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 300,000

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Sulawesi is the world's eleventh largest island and Indonesia's fourth largest island. The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to the mountains of South Sulawesi. Toraja and several related languages form the Toraja-Sa'dan language family. The other people groups assigned to the Toraja of Sulawesi people cluster seem to be related more by geography than by common ethnic or linguistic traits. Christianity and Sunni Islam are widely practiced among these people groups.

Peoples within this cluster: Bambam; Banggai; Kalumpang; Kulawi; Laudje; Mamasa; Mori Bawah; Napu; Pamona; Seko Padang; Talondo; Tolaki, Konawe; Tolaki, Mekongga; Toraja-Sa'dan

Countries where they are found: Indonesia


People groups: 14

Population: 1,614,400

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 300,000

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 1