Javanese in Singapore


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Introduction / History

The Javanese (Orang Jawa, "people of Java") originate from Central Java, Indonesia. In Sri Lanka, they are blended in with others who speak a Malay-based language. Therefore, they are considered "Malay" by many people. The Javanese have their own language called "Jawa.”

Today the Javanese live throughout Peninsular Malaysia in parts of Perak, Selangor, and Kedah. There are also isolated communities in coastal areas of Sabah. A smaller number have migrated to Saudi Arabia, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a hospitable people, usually inviting visitors to share a meal with the family. Families are often quite large, some having between 10 and 17 children. Marriages are grand affairs that sometimes last up to three days. They usually give love gifts to newlyweds after a wedding.

In Singapore they work, and earn good money, hoping to help their families in Indonesia. In their spare time they attend mosque with Sunni Muslims from other parts of the world. However, all Indonesian Muslims bond together in Singapore, no matter what ethnic group.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Javanese have a longstanding commitment to the Islamic religion, which is part of their culture. There are thousands of Javanese believers in Indonesia and elsewhere. Perhaps Christian Javanese will remember their brethren in other parts of the world.


What Are Their Needs?

The Javanese people need to accept the warm embrace of the only savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.


Prayer Points

Pray they will be influenced by people who follow the Lord and want to see Christ exalted.

Pray for Javanese believers to take Christ to the Javanese in the other countries.

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality among the Javanese.

Pray for a movement to Christ that will affect the Javanese no matter where they live.


Scripture Prayers for the Javanese in Singapore.


References

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Javanese-people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javanese_people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javanese_diaspora


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Javanese
People Name in Country Javanese
Pronunciation jah-vah-NEEZ
Alternate Names Jawa; Orang Jawa; जावेनीस
Population this Country 95,000
Population all Countries 18,673,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 17000
ROP3 Code 112316
ROP25 Code 303350
ROP25 Name Jawa
Country Singapore
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Singapore
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
50.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Javanese (95,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Javanese (95,000 speakers)
Language Code jav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Javanese

Primary Language:  Javanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1852-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1981)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2017)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Javanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Javanese YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Javanese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Javanese Literacy & Evangelism International
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