Baras in Indonesia

The Baras have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
400
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The tiny Baras tribe is unengaged and unreached, which means that there are no believers among them and no Christian workers. They live on the island of Sulawesi, and they have their own language, Baras. This people group is only found in Indonesia.


Ministry Obstacles

The primary religion practiced by the Baras is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Muslims are taught at a young age that they have the perfect religious system and the perfect law, spelled out for them in the Koran. Before most of them have any contact with Christ followers they are taught that the Bible has been corrupted and that Jesus did not pay for our sins by dying on the cross.


Outreach Ideas

There are several Christian people groups that live on Sulawesi Island that can reach out to this small people group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no followers of Christ among the Baras people, so pray that this will be the year when the Holy Spirit will move in their communities in a powerful way.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for believers to have the boldness, love, compassion, and courage to take Christ to the Baras people of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pray that there will soon be a disciple-making movement among them that will transform their communities and help them flourish as a people.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Pray for Sulawesi
People Name General Baras
People Name in Country Baras
Population in Indonesia 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ende
People ID 10681
ROP3 Code 101044
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sulawesi Barat Province, Mamuju Utara Regency, Karossa subdistrict, Salubiro village, Baras subdistrict, in and north of Bambaloka village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sulawesi Barat Province, Mamuju Utara Regency, Karossa subdistrict, Salubiro village, Baras subdistrict, in and north of Bambaloka village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Baras (400 speakers)
Language Code brs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Baras
Primary Language Baras (400 speakers)
Language Code brs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baras

Primary Language:  Baras

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more




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