Allu in Indonesia

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People Name: Allu
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 17,000
World Population: 17,000
Primary Language: Mandar
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bugi-Makassar of Sulawesi
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Allu are a small people group that are historically part of the larger Mandar Alliance, which includes the Seven River Tribes (Pitu Ulunna Salu), the Seven Mountain Tribes (Pitu Ba 'bana Binanga), and a few additional, uncategorized member-tribes.
The term "Mandar" has many meanings: an ethnic group, and area, a language and a federation of ethnic groups and independent kingdoms. The Allu are one of those ethnic groups and kingdoms. The Allu people live in eight villages in Allu District of Polewali Mandar Regency, West Sulawesi Province. The Allu speak the Mandar language in everyday life.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Allu work as farmers and traders. They also raise water buffalo, goats, cattle and chickens. The economy in the Allu region is not strong, possibly because their location is far from the major highway through Sulawesi. Many of their houses are very simple and some are made of wood.

What Are Their Beliefs?

All Allu people are Muslim. Additionally, they follow several practices of spiritism, such as guarding the graves of ancestors as sacred areas.

What Are Their Needs?

The area needs economic development for the Allu to advance. They do not yet have many local businesses that are uniquely Allu to strengthen the community's economy.

Prayer Points

Ask God to send workers to the Allu who can train them in creating and managing small businesses.
Pray that Jesus will reveal himself to family leaders among the Allu as the only way to reconciliation with God.
Ask God to draw entire families among the Allu to Jesus, creating households of peace that will develop into multiplying house churches.

Text Source:   Joshua Project