People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Javanese of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 925

ROP3 Code: 112316
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Jawa
Language: Javanese - (jav)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Indonesia

Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 450

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 75

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Brief Profile

The Javanese are from the country of Indonesia from the island of Java. Specifically, they come from central and eastern Java along with the northern coast of western Java.

Not only do they speak the national language of Indonesia, Bahasa Indonesia, but they also speak Javanese. It is the native language of over 100 million people with over 40% of the total population of Indonesia speaking Javanese.

Culturally, Javanese people value many different art forms. The wayang is a puppet-form of art used mostly for theatrical performances. They also value music using the gamelan, a type of gong made from bronze, iron, bamboo, or bars made of wood.

The majority of Javanese adhere to Sunni Islam. However, some are Shia Muslims. Practically, their practiced form of Islam is often mixed with their traditional animistic beliefs.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will be alert that some Indonesians that they encounter are actually Javanese people.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentionally share the Gospel and make disciples who will make disciples among the Javanese.
  • Pray God will enlighten the hearts and minds via dreams and other means to understand and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Javanese
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA450
United StatesGrapevineDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX75