• PEOPLE NAME: TETUM OF TIMOR-LESTE

Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Timor

Language: Tetun Dili - (tdt)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Timor-Leste

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Population: 500,000

Global Population: 500,000


PEID: 23128

ROP: 109980

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Tetum of Timor-Leste, numbering 500,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Timor people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Timor-Leste. Their primary language is Tetun Dili. The primary religion practiced by the Tetum is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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