Bugis of Indonesia

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Bugis of Indonesia

The Bugis are a dynamic and highly mobile people, considered by many to be the dominant people group in South Sulawesi. Many Bugis have left their home area to seek success and wealth. The Bugis believe very strongly that certain days are good days, with good fortune for events and activities held on the first Wednesday and last Thursday of each month. Conversely, they consider Saturday to be a bad day, with misfortune more likely to happen on this day. The Bugis people are famous for their fervent adherence to Sunni Islam. However, many still follow their traditional system of animistic beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles

The Bugis people have a history of strong commitment to Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Lord will lead Indonesian Christians in other people groups to carry the good news of Jesus to the Bugis. Scripture and other communication tools are available in the language of the Bugis, but workers are needed.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for those few people among the Bugis community who follow Christ. Pray they will be sent teachers and study materials to help them grow in Christ. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together, and to spur one another on to love and good deeds.

Pray for the entire people group

The Bugis need financial investment and modernization in public shipping and the fishing industry, because there is large potential in these sectors. Also, South Sulawesi's potential in the mining and industrial sectors is still largely untapped, due to a lack of expertise and investment.

Scripture Focus

"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18

People Name: Bugis
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,566,000
World Population: 6,718,000
Language: Bugis
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image