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Ketum in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,200 Ketum Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Ketum in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
There are at least a few hundred speakers of the Ketum language. They reside in the hills within the province of Papua, Indonesia. They live primarily by gardening and hunting in their foothills. With their land at an elevation of 200-500 meters above sea level, the Ketum people can best be visited by helicopter. There are neither junior high schools in the language area nor high schools.

The people eat vegetables, pigs, and wild animals. There is no road infrastructure in the area and neither are there radios or electricity. The people get their drinking water from a river or rainwater. There are no toilet facilities in this remote area. The Ketum people have no gospel cassettes, films nor videos in their language. There is one Reformed church building in the language area.

Almost all of the Ketum people are monolingual so they use Ketum at home with family and in the village with their friends. Many are registered as Catholics or Christians, but traditional religious influences are strong.

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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. Foothills of Eastern Highlands, east of East Digul river, about 40 km west of Papua New Guinea border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ketum
People Name General: Ketum
ROP3 Code: 115411
Joshua Project People ID: 19534
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,200
Population all Countries: 1,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Ketum
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ketum (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ktt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
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
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Ketum in Indonesia

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