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Tunggare in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Tunggare Christianity 64.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Tunggare in Indonesia

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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.

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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:North central Papua Province, Nabire regency, south Cendrawasih bay, from Nabire town northeast past Ruwiami point.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tunggare
People Name General: Tunggare
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109865
Joshua Project People ID: 15276
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Tunggare
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tunggare (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): trt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity64.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions36.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Tunggare in Indonesia

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