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Sause in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Sause Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % No No   

Sause in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Sause people primarily hunt and gather to sustain themselves but there are some who garden and do logging as well. At an altitude of 100-900 meters above sea level the Sause people can best be accessed by vehicle. There is a road to Lereh and an airstrip in Wres that is no longer useable.

The Dasera, Winim, Buriam, Burumban clans combine to make up the Lwes village of the Sause. Intermarriage with the Ures, Maburaron, Witi, Mander, and Foau peoples occurs frequently. Traditionally after death, corpses were put on platforms but now the dead are buried.

There are no junior high schools nor high schools in the language area.

Sause women's main activity is pounding sago. Most Sause men wear shorts and T-shirts and most of the women wear wrap-around cloth. They eat sago, wild pig, kangaroo, fruit, and vegetables. Most Sause people use bows and arrows to hunt. House walls are generally made of palm or tree bark with a leaf or zinc roof. There are some roads in the Sause area and electricity just outside the area in Lereh and in the logging town of Wamho. The people identify themselves as Sause even though their leaders are determined by clan. Malaria, TB, tumors, and hernias are common physical aliments. The Sause people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language but there are 2 church buildings in the language area.

The Sause are sometimes known as the Seuce people but they prefer to be called Sause.

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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, southwest of Sentani, northwest of Lereh, Ures, Mubararon, Sause-Bokoko, Witti-Yadow, Lidya, and Puaral villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Sause
People Name General: Sause
ROP3 Code: 108756
Joshua Project People ID: 14788
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Sause
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sause (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sao    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: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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