Burate in Indonesia

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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Burate
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 200
World Population: 200
Primary Language: Burate
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 10.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Most of the Burate people live in one village along the Wapoga river and primarily work as forest gatherers, loggers, or fishermen. Living at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Burate people can best be accessed by boat. The boat ride from Serui is less than 10 hours. The government built houses for the people more than 20 years ago but many of those homes have fallen apart.

The people eat fish, vegetables, and fruits. The Burate people have no Gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Burate language is part of the East Geelvink Bay language family.

Text Source:   GMI Papua