Uma, Pipikoro in Indonesia

The Uma, Pipikoro have only been reported in Indonesia
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The homeland of the Uma people is the forest-covered mountains near the Lariang River in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Umas are primarily agriculturalists. Rice and corn are their main food crops, coffee and cacao are their main cash crops. In pre-contact times the Umas were animists and known as occasional headhunters. In 1917 the Salvation Army began church-planting work among Umas. In the decades immediately after WWII they established churches and elementary schools in most Uma villages. Today nearly all the Umas are professing Christians, and many are true believers.

But animistic beliefs and fears still are a part of life for many. The church pervades the Umas' social life, but there is a need for personal faith, spiritual growth and moral transformation. The Uma New Testament was published in 1996 and has been widely distributed in some villages, but the personal use of the Scriptures is low for most Umas. The Umas, along with some neighboring mountain people groups such as Moma, Napu, Besoa, and Bada, are Christian minorities surrounded by large people groups that are predominantly Muslim. Most Uma villages are a day's walk from the nearest car road, though motorcycles are now able to reach some of the central villages. But thanks to the efforts of the Salvation Army the level of health, nutrition and education is higher than one would expect in such remote villages.


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* Scripture Prayers for the Uma, Pipikoro in Indonesia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Pray for Sulawesi
People Name General Uma, Pipikoro
People Name in Country Uma, Pipikoro
World Population 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Pipikoro; Uma
People ID 18880
ROP3 Code 114803
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sulawesi Tengah Province, Donggala regency, South Kulawi and Pipikoro subdistricts, 32 villages; along Lariang river and tributaries; Sulawesi Selatan Province, North Luwu regency, in enclave within the Seko Padang language area, south Pasangkayu regency, Mamuju subdistrict; Gimpu and Palolo valleys, other areas north of Palu; small area in Sulawesi Barat Province, near west bank, Lariang river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sulawesi Tengah Province, Donggala regency, South Kulawi and Pipikoro subdistricts, 32 villages; along Lariang river and tributaries; Sulawesi Selatan Province, North Luwu regency, in enclave within the Seko Padang language area, south Pasangkayu regency, Mamuju subdistrict; Gimpu and Palolo valleys, other areas north of Palu; small area in Sulawesi Barat Province, near west bank, Lariang river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Uma (31,000 speakers)
Language Code ppk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Uma (31,000 speakers)
Language Code ppk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Uma

Primary Language:  Uma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1984-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Michael Martens 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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