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The Bauzi or Baudi tribe consists of a group of 2,000 people[1] living in the north-central part of the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). The Bauzi area consists of much of the west side of lower Mamberamo River area in northern Papua.[3] The Bauzi people lived on hunting and gathering in the jungle.[4] While the Bauzi people were historically an animistic people group, they are now 65% Christian. For the most part, tribal warfare is no longer a large part of Bauzi culture and all Bauzi people speak the same language. In recent years, linguists have been studying the language and translating various literature, including the Bible, into the Bauzi language.

Bauzi people
Baudi / Baudji / Baudzi / Bauri
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 Indonesia (Papua (province))
Bauzi language, Indonesian language
Protestant Christian (60%), others Animism, Dynamism (metaphysics), Totemism (40%)[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bauri Of Indonesia". People Groups. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
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  3. ^ Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; et al. (1982). Excerpta Indonesica, Issues 25-34. Centre for Documentation of Modern Indonesia, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology.
  4. ^ Michael C. Howard & Naffi Sanggenafa (2005). Indigenous Peoples and Migrants of Northern Papua, Indonesia. White Lotus Press. ISBN 974-480-065-8.