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Maklew in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Maklew Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Maklew in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
It is estimated that less than half of the Maklew speakers have understood the gospel but there are some Catholic churches in the area.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in their swampy lowlands. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Maklew people can best be accessed by 4WD vehicle or motorcyle using the road from Merauke to Welbuti.

The people eat sago, vegetables, and fish. The Maklew people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Maklew are sometimes known as the Makleu people. They prefer to be called Maklew. The Maklew have regular contact with the Kimaama people and the Marind people. Within the family, Maklew is regularly used but Indonesian is used at church and school.

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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:Papua Province, Merauke regency, south coast area, east of Dolak island and Marianne strait, north of Bulaka river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Maklew
People Name General: Maklew
ROP3 Code: 106094
Joshua Project People ID: 13425
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Maklew
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Maklew (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mgf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Maklew in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Maklew Indonesia    
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