People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Kalabra in Indonesia

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Kalabra in Indonesia map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Kalabra Christianity 68.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Kalabra in Indonesia

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
Most of the Kalabra folks fish along their coastal homeland. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Kalabra people can best be accessed by boat. The trip to Kalabra land is at least a 2 hour trip by motorized canoe from Klamono and a taxi can also be hired from there.

Kalabra people eat sago and fish a lot. Families will often times build a small dwelling on top of a canoe to accommodate them as a second home when they are out of the village. There is electricity, but only in Klamono. The Kalabra people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Kalabra are sometimes known as the Beraur people but they prefer to be called Kalabra. One of the Kalabra dialects is called Kalabra Salmit. The people speak both Indonesian and Kalabra at church.

View Kalabra in all countries.

Prayer Links
  Submit Update:
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:Papua Barat Province. West Bird’s Head, southeast of Sorong city, along Kalabra river inland.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Kalabra
People Name General: Kalabra
ROP3 Code: 104451
Joshua Project People ID: 12443
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 4,300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kalabra
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Kalabra (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kzz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity68.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam2.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Kalabra in Indonesia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Kalabra Indonesia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kalabra in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Kalabra  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: