Bonefa, Nisa in Indonesia

The Bonefa have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Many Nisa people farm (tubers, greens, and sago) or fish for a living. Living at an altitude of 100-200 meters above sea level, the Nisa people can best be accessed by boat. Travel from Marikai to the Nisa area consists of a 5-6 hour boat trip.

The main diet of the Nisa people is sago and fish. Currently there are no good airstrip possibilities in the area. The Nisa people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Nisa are sometimes known as the Bonefa or Kerema people. The Nisa language is part of the East Geelvink Bay language.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Bonefa
People Name in Country Bonefa, Nisa
Population in Indonesia 800
World Population 800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nisa
People ID 10932
ROP3 Code 101592
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, east side of Geelvink bay inland, Danau Nisa area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, east side of Geelvink bay inland, Danau Nisa area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Nisa (800 speakers)
Language Code njs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nisa
Primary Language Nisa (800 speakers)
Language Code njs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nisa

Primary Language:  Nisa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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