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Kehu in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Kehu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kehu in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
There are at least 25 speakers of the Kehu language. They are hunters, gardeners, and fishermen who live in Papua, Indonesia. Their homeland is comprised of hills and lowland swamps ranging in elevation between 100 to 1,000 meters above sea level. The exact number of Kehu is not known, but there are some dwellings along the rivers.

The Kehu people eat sago, still use stone axes and make their huts without solid walls. Roofing is made from sago leaves. The people get their drinking water from the river. Medicine is not readily available and there are no schools in the language area.

Although there is one Seventh-day Adventist church in the area, it is not known how many people consider themselves Christian or how many may follow another religion. The Kehu people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

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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, Nabire regency, Sareba bay, Wapoga river inland in the foothills.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kehu
People Name General: Kehu
ROP3 Code: 115284
Joshua Project People ID: 19295
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kehu
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Primary Language: Kehu (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): khh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam70.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kehu in Indonesia

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Kehu Indonesia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kehu in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Kehu  
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