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Baras in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Baras Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Baras in Indonesia

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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.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sulawesi Barat Province, Mamuju Utara Regency, Karossa subdistrict, Salubiro village, Baras subdistrict, in and north of Bambaloka village.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baras
People Name General: Baras
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101044
Joshua Project People ID: 10681
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Kaili-Tomini of Sulawesi
People Name General: Baras
Ethnic Code: MSY44p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Baras (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): brs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Baras in Indonesia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Kaili-Tomini of Sulawesi     Asia, Southeast    
      Baras Indonesia    
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            Baras in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Baras  
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