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Rasawa in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Rasawa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Rasawa in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
Most Rasawa people fish or gather from the forest in their coastland territory. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Rasawa people can best be accessed by boat. It is a 6 hour boat trip from Serui Island and there is an inactive airstrip in Rasawa land.

The people eat mostly fish and sago. One positive feature in the area is the good water supply. The Rasawa people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Rasawa have regular contact with the Demisa people but the Rasawa people use Rasawa at home. The Rasawa language is part of the Awera 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:Papua Province, Waropen regency, Waropen Bawah subdistrict, east coast, Cenderawasih bay, Rombak river mouth: 2 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Rasawa
People Name General: Rasawa
ROP3 Code: 108306
Joshua Project People ID: 14522
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Rasawa
Ethnic Code: AON09e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Rasawa (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rac    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Rasawa in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Rasawa Indonesia    
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            Rasawa in Indonesia          
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      Christianity     Rasawa  
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