Country: Brunei

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

8 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

423,000

Population in Unreached

236,000 (55.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

11.7%

% Evangelical

5.29%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bajau, West Coast 12,000 253,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
Belait, Lakiput 1,100 1,600 Belait Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 British 7,200 53,604,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brunei Malay 182,000 549,000 Brunei Islam 0.06 % 0.05 % 4
Deaf 2,200 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % -
 Dusun, Kadazan 30,000 105,000 Brunei Islam 2.50 % 1.90 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 34,000 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 7,500 79,348,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 6,200 44,243,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 9,500 3,503,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 8,300 10,649,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 15,000 57,683,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 10.00 % -
Kayan, Busang 2,100 7,500 Kayan, Busang Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 600 80,716,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 600 56,000 Lun Bawang Christianity 55.00 % 18.00 % -
 Melanau 500 138,000 Melanau, Central Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Nepalese, Gurkha 1,600 708,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Penan Unknown 11,000 Penan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sea Dayak, Iban 21,000 749,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 16.00 % -
 Sinhalese 1,200 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 South Asian, general 5,200 12,292,000 Hindi Hinduism 14.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tutong, Bisayan 44,000 68,000 Bisaya, Brunei Islam 8.50 % 8.42 % -
 Tutung 20,000 20,000 Tutong Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  24 423,000         8 11.70 % 5.29 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 10,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 433,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   423,000 24 8 33.3 % 236,000 55.9 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 68,361.0 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 178,233.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 47,499.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 27,490.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
423,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bajau, West Coast bdr 1 1 Translation Started
Belait beg 1 1 Unspecified
Bisaya, Brunei bsb 1 0 Bible Portions
Brunei kxd 2 2 Translation Needed
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Iban iba 1 0 Complete Bible
Kayan, Busang bfg 1 0 Translation Needed
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lun Bawang lnd 1 0 Complete Bible
Melanau, Central mel 1 1 Bible Portions
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Penan, Eastern pez 1 1 New Testament
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tutong ttg 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 23 24 8   13 14 12 15 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
6.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.3 %)
11.7 %
Ethnic Religions
11.4 %
Hinduism
0.8 %
Islam
66.5 %
Non-Religious
3.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.3 %
Independent
9.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
8.3 %
Protestant
8.8 %
Roman Catholic
51.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Brunei. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Brunei
  • Christian ministry in Brunei
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Brunei Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 8  (33.3%)
Population 423,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 236,000  (55.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.7%
Percent Evangelical 5.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 78%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BX
Official Language(s) MalayEnglish
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 17,000
Persecution Ranking 36 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.