Tunggare in Indonesia

The Tunggare have only been reported in Indonesia
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Tunggare people are coastal hunters and fisherman. At an altitude of less than 350 meters above sea level the Tunggare people can best be accessed by boat.

They are reported to have moved from the Nzina cave of the Sriwini river to Masipawa, then to Mirago/Mosairo and finally to their current Nabire beach area. Parties for first-born infants are called "bataterano". Song festivals are called "saira". Traditionally there is lots of food at funerals.

The Tunggare people's diet consists of fish, sugarcane, coconut, sago, and pig. Houses generally have three 3 rooms (front, back, and guest) besides a porch. The Tunggare people have no gospel cassettes, films, nor videos in their language.

The Tunggare are sometimes known as the Tarunggare, Turunggare people, but they prefer to be called Tunggare. The Tunggare language is part of the East Geelvink Bay language family.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tunggare in Indonesia.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Tunggare
People Name in Country Tunggare
World Population 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Turunggare
People ID 15276
ROP3 Code 109865
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North central Papua Province, Nabire regency, south Cendrawasih bay, from Nabire town northeast past Ruwiami point.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North central Papua Province, Nabire regency, south Cendrawasih bay, from Nabire town northeast past Ruwiami point..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tunggare (700 speakers)
Language Code trt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tunggare (700 speakers)
Language Code trt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tunggare

Primary Language:  Tunggare

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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 %)
64.00 %
Ethnic Religions
36.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more