• PEOPLE NAME: BUNAK OF TIMOR-LESTE

Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Timor

Language: Bunak - (bfn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Timor-Leste

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 69,000

Global Population: 161,000


PEID: 48874

ROP: 101744

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Bunak of Timor-Leste, numbering 69,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Timor people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 161,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bunak. The primary religion practiced by the Bunak is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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