Ukit in Malaysia

Ukit
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People Name: Ukit
Country: Malaysia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 300
World Population: 300
Primary Language: Ukit
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 3.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.40 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
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Introduction / History

Until recently the Ukit people were nomads in the forests of Borneo. They have a very small population, largely because they were being killed off by the more powerful Dyak tribes.

Where Are they Located?

This tiny tribe lives on the large Island of Borneo.

What Are Their Lives Like?

As it stands, the Ukit people are gathering food through hunting, and they can easily die out unless they make major changes. Their population is so small that they are likely to no longer exist in the next couple of decades. They are intermarrying with other peoples. Most likely they will eventually blend in with the other peoples of Borneo.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ukit people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

What Are Their Needs?

The Ukit people need the opportunity to learn how to earn a living in the rapidly modernizing country of Malaysia. Believers who are willing to teach them new skills can act as Christ's ambassadors to this dying people group.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Ukit leaders will have dreams of Jesus where the Savior reveals Himself to them.
* Pray for the Siduan people to have a spiritual openness to Jesus during this time of great change.
* Pray for them to preserve their language and culture in their own churches.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among the Ukit people.

Text Source:   Keith Carey