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Demisa in Indonesia

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

Demisa in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
Most Demisa are gardeners and forest-gatherers in their lowland homeland. Living at an altitude of 100 to 900 meters above sea level the Demisa people can best be accessed by boat. Demisa territory is a six-hour boat trip from Serui and there is an inactive airstrip in their area.

The government built a number of houses for the people. The people eat sago, fish, and vegetables. Clean water is available in the area. The Demisa people have no gospel cassette, film or videos in their language.

Both Demisa and Indonesian are used in church. At home, Demisa is regularly used. The Demisa language is part of the East Geelvink Bay language family.

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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, Waropen Bawah subdistrict, Desawa, Muyere, and Botawa villages. Inland, northeast Canderawasih bay, southeast of Waren town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Demisa
People Name General: Demisa
ROP3 Code: 102511
Joshua Project People ID: 11531
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Demisa
Ethnic Code: AON09e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Demisa (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dei    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 Religions35.00 % 
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Demisa in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Demisa Indonesia    
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            Demisa in Indonesia          
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      Christianity     Demisa  
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