Burusu in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Burusu only in Indonesia
Population
5,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dayak Berusu/Belusu hail from the province of Kalimantan Utara (before separate from Kalimantan Timur). The majority lives in Kabupaten Tana Tidung and Malinau in Kalimantan Utara. According to Bornean researcher Tjilik Riwut, the Dayak Berusu could be the sub-group of Dayak Punan. Unfortunately, this claim was rejected by the Dayak Berusu themselves through their own oral history.

Regarding to their language, the Dayak Berusu language is very similar to other Murutic groups, like Tidung and Sembakung-Kalabakans Muruts. Like the life of Dayak Muruts, Tidungs and the Lundayeh, they live in the rural area in smaller scale villages in the province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Due to expansion of Javanese transmigration in the Dayak Berusu land, they often leave their villages and migrate to the nearest city with better facilities. Some of Dayak Berusu migrate to Sabah to seek better living.

There are around 25,000 Dayak Berusu living in Kalimantan Utara.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of them converted to Christianity while other still maintain their original animism religion especially the Ritual for the Dead.


References

Interview of the Indigenous Belusu/Berusu in Tawau, Sabah and villagers from Sesayap Hilir, Kalimantan Utara. Anak Borneo groups: Diving into Modernity without Sinking Our Identity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayak_people


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People Name General Burusu
People Name in Country Burusu
Population in Indonesia 5,200
World Population 5,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 11036
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East Kalimantan Province, Bulungan Regency, Sesayap subdistrict, Sekatakbunyi area, north of Sajau Basap [sjb] language   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East Kalimantan Province, Bulungan Regency, Sesayap subdistrict, Sekatakbunyi area, north of Sajau Basap [sjb] language.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Burusu (5,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bqr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burusu (5,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bqr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burusu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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