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Kayagar in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Kayagar Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Kayagar in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
It is estimated that less than half of the Kayagar speakers have understood the gospel but there are some Protestant churches and quite a few Catholic churches in the language area.

They live by garden and plant fruit trees hunters/gathers in the swampy. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Kayagar people can best be accessed by boat.

There is 1 junior high school in the language area. There has been some attempt to translate songs and prayers into the Kayagar language.

The women primarily process sago, pleat grass mats, and net fish. The Kayagar people generally wear modern clothing but rarely wash the cloths. The people eat sago, sagoworm, fish and pig, vegetables or fruits. The Kayagar have bow/arrows, spears, nets, steel axes, and some have a gun, tableware and furniture. There is usually 1-2 boat motors/village. Houses are generally built on stilts with plank or sago walls and a zinc or leaf roof. There is very little infrastructure in the area: only some private generators, and an SSB radio w/o antenna in Arare. The people get their drinking water generally straight from the river or from rainwater. Malaria, lung diseases, yaws/ulcers and other skin diseases are common. There are only a few health workers and small clinics in the language area. The Kayagar people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

The Kayagar are sometimes known as the Wiyagar, Kaygir, Kajagar, Kaygi people. Tamario and Wiyagar are some of this language's dialects. Both Indonesian and Kayagar are used in the church services.

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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, Asmat and Mappi regencies, southwest coast, Arafura sea, inland from ports Taroea Anim and Pirimapuan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kayagar
People Name General: Kayagar
ROP3 Code: 104786
Joshua Project People ID: 12595
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kayagar
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kayagar (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kyt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
(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
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None Reported
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Kayagar in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Kayagar Indonesia    
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