Kalabra in Indonesia

Kalabra
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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Kalabra
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,400
World Population: 4,400
Primary Language: Kalabra
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 68.00 %
Evangelicals: 5.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Most of the Kalabra folks fish along their coastal homeland. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Kalabra people can best be accessed by boat. The trip to Kalabra land is at least a 2 hour trip by motorized canoe from Klamono and a taxi can also be hired from there.

Kalabra people eat sago and fish a lot. Families will often times build a small dwelling on top of a canoe to accommodate them as a second home when they are out of the village. There is electricity, but only in Klamono. The Kalabra people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Kalabra are sometimes known as the Beraur people but they prefer to be called Kalabra. One of the Kalabra dialects is called Kalabra Salmit. The people speak both Indonesian and Kalabra at church.

Text Source:   GMI Papua