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Siagha-Yenimu, Oser in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Awyu, Edera Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Siagha-Yenimu, Oser in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
There are a few thousand speakers of the Edera Awyu language. They live in the province of Papua Indonesia. As a livelihood they primarily garden and hunt; some also work for a logging company in this swampy area of South Papua. Rubber plantations have been started but have not been profitable. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Edera Awyu people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat sago, bananas, and yams. Evening electricity is available in Amk. A generator in Yame and Harapan provides some electricity. Drinking water is obtained from springs or the river. Malaria, cholera, and skin diseases are common even though a medical worker is assigned to almost every village. Edera Awyu leaders are elected locally. The Edera Awyu people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

It is estimated that less than half of the Edera Awyu speakers have understood the gospel but there is one Protestant church (in Benggo) and a number of Catholic churches in the area.

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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, both banks, lower Digul river, north of Keisak town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Siagha-Yenimu, Oser
People Name General: Siagha-Yenimu
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ROP3 Code: 108975
Joshua Project People ID: 14928
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 4,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Siagha-Yenimu
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Awyu, Edera (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awy    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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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Siagha-Yenimu, Oser in Indonesia

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      Siagha-Yenimu Indonesia    
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