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Aghu in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Aghu Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 % No No   

Aghu in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Aghu primarily live by fishing, gathering sago, hunting, and logging eaglewood in the swampy lowlands of their area. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Aghu people can best be accessed by boat. Most villages are located along the Digul River.

The women primarily gather food and garden some. The clothing people wear is usually modern but rarely washed. The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. The Aghu use knives, axes, and shovels in their daily life. Houses are generally formed by wooden posts, walls are made of branch stems or boards, thatched leaves or sheets of zinc. There is not much for infrastructure in the area but there are some generators and a community satelite TV. The people get their drinking water straight from the river, wells, or rains. Malaria, cholera, and dysentery are common but there really aren't any health clinics to take care of the people. The Aghu people have no gospel cassettes or videos in their language.

The Aghu are sometimes known as the Djair or Dyair people. They prefer to be called Dyair or Awyu.

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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, Boven Digoel regency, Jair subdistrict, interior south coast area. Between Mapi and Digul rivers west of Tanamerah town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Aghu
People Name General: Aghu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100111
Joshua Project People ID: 10176
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: Aghu
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aghu (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ahh    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: 11.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
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 significant 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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None Reported
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Aghu in Indonesia

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Aghu Indonesia    
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