Morari, Moraori in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Morari only in Indonesia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They primarily live by fishing and gathering food in this swampland near the coast. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Morori people in Wasur can best be accessed by bus or other vehicle using the road from Merauke. Their village of Wasur was moved in 1961.

The people eat fish and sago. The Morori people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. There is a church in Wasur.

The Morori are sometimes known as the Moraori, Moaraeri, Morari, Marori people. They prefer to be called Moraori. The Morori have regular contact with the Marind people and the Kanum, Ngkalmpw people.

Profile Source:   GMI Papua  

People Name General Morari
People Name in Country Morari, Moraori
Population in Indonesia 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Moraori
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Morari
Ethnic Code AON10a
People ID 13807
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South coast border area 20 km east of Merauke, east of Marind, west of Kanum.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Indonesian Morori
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Indonesian Morori
For Primary Language: Morori

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
64.00 %
Ethnic Religions
36.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: GMI Papua  
Profile Source: GMI Papua  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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