Javanese, New Caledonian in New Caledonia

Javanese, New Caledonian
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People Name: Javanese, New Caledonian
Country: New Caledonia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 4,400
World Population: 4,400
Primary Language: Javanese, New Caledonian
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 15.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Java
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Javanese New Caledonians are an ethnic group that speaks their own dialect, New Caledonian Javanese. They first arrive in 1896 to work on plantations. At that time, the Dutch held Indonesia and New Caledonia as colonies.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most returned to Indonesia after WWII, though some remained.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the Javanese in Indonesia, they are mainly Sunni Muslim with a strong bent towards animism. There is a Christian minority among them.

What Are Their Needs?

The New Caledonian Javanese need to find their way to the cross and the empty grave. They will not have the abundant life offered by Jesus until they turn to him for answers.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to abundantly bless the New Caledonian Javanese people, and that they will respond with gratitude and worship.
Pray for New Caledonian Javanese disciples to disciple others in the ways of Christ, leading to a spiritual blessing for their community.

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