Komodo in Indonesia

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Map Source:  People Group location: Ethnologue. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Komodo
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,800
World Population: 1,800
Primary Language: Komodo
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Flores-Sumba-Alor
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Komodo language is threatened, according to the Ethnologue. Their island home is small, Komodo island can only sustain a very small population.
The Komodo people live on the Komodo Island in Indonesia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Komodo Dragon is better known than the people of this island. This dangerous reptile has killed Komodo people and their livestock. For this reason, the Komodo people keep their goats and other livestock on platforms for protection. The population of the local Komodo people is low; they share their island home with the more aggressive Buginese and Madurese. There is also a Chinese trading post. Komodo National Park is on the island and tourism was once the island's main source of revenue. However, rumors of park closure and increased awareness of the dangers of Komodo dragons have limited tourism to only the most adventurous visitors.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims who believe the prophesies of Mohammed and agree to the basic tenets of Islam. However, as people living in rural Indonesia, they tend to add pre-Islamic beliefs to their form of Islam. They fear the spirit world, for example.

What Are Their Needs?

The Komodo people need to put their trust in Jesus Christ so they can be freed from fear and the spirit world. They need to allow him to give them life to the full.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Komodo people of Indonesia.
Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Komodo families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders of the Komodo people, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Komodo people, leading them to love him with their whole being.

Text Source:   Joshua Project