• PEOPLE NAME: SEMAWA OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22776

ROP: 109602

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Bali-Sasak

Language: Sumbawa - (smw)

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Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 400,000

Global Population: 400,000


PEID: 22776

ROP: 109602

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Semawa of Indonesia, numbering 400,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bali-Sasak people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Sumbawa. The primary religion practiced by the Semawa is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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