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Wambon in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Wambon Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % No   

Wambon in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
They primarily live by gardening, fishing, and hunting. They also do some logging in their foothill homeland. The Wambon people can best be accessed by float-plane or rented boat from Kouh.

The women primarily garden. Most of the people wear modern clothes, but a few still wear loincloths. The people eat roasted sago, bananas, and yams. The Wambon have and use machetes, axes, bow and arrows for tools. The Wambon people usually build their houses on stilts; making boards for siding and pleating leaves for the roof. There is a radio in Manggelum but no generators. The people generally get their drinking water from the river. There is a health worker in Manggelum but no medical personnel or facilities are in Gaguop to the north. Malaria, skin and lung diseases are common and the Wambon people don't use toilet facilities. There is no market nearby to buy and sell goods. The Wambon people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. There is a Reformed church in the language area.

Two Wambon known dialects spoken are Digul-Wambon and Yonggom-Wambon. Most people at home use Wambon, but the language of church services is generally Indonesian.

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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, south coast area north of Mandobo language area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Wambon
People Name General: Wambon
ROP3 Code: 110654
Joshua Project People ID: 15845
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: Wambon
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Wambon (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wms    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2015
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Wambon
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Wambon in Indonesia

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      Wambon Indonesia    
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