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Fuau in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Foau Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % No No   

Fuau in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Fuau people raise sago and vegetables and some also hunt pigs and crocodiles in the swampy lowlands. At an altitude of 100-700 meters above sea level the Fuau people can best be accessed by airplane. The Fuau people are descendents from the Koida, Abaruda, Guinis and possibly Kuani clans. Intermarriage with Dabra, Baso, Taiyeve, Mander, Ures or Jagowa people is common.

No junior high schools nor high schools are in the language area. The Fuau are sometimes known as the Doa people but they prefer to be called Fuau. The Fuau language is part of the East Lake Plain language family.

What are their lives like?
The Fuau people usually wear modern clothing. The Fuau peoples' diet consists of fish, corn, bananas, sweet potato, and sago. The Fuau people use a variety of tools: machettes, axes, shovels, and crowbars. Houses are generally built on stilts with palm or sago frond flooring. The people get their drinking water straight from the river and only sometimes boil it. There are no health clinics in the area and transportation routes are not adequate. The Fuau people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language. There are 2 Evangelical Christian Churches of Irian Jaya in the language area.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Fuau believers to grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.
* Pray for proper medical care and facilities.
* Pray for Fuau Christians who have an outreach burden for the cannabilistic / spiritists / infanticide Korowai tribe.
* Ask the Lord for opportunities for Fuau Christians to demonstrate the power and love of God to the Korowai.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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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, Mamberamo Raya and Jayapura regencies, Kecamatan subdistrict, 1 village. Mamberamo basin region, bordering on the southwestern edge of the Foja Mountains, on the Dijai river, north of Mamberamo river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fuau
People Name General: Fuau
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103037
Joshua Project People ID: 11218
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Fuau
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Foau (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): flh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Fuau in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Fuau Indonesia    
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