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Massep in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100 Isirawa Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % No No   

Massep in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Massep people are marketers of coconut and coconut oil, dry fish, and vegetables. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Massep people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat fish, yams, and sago. There is very little infrastructure in the area and no roads. The Massep people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Massep are sometimes known as the Masep, Wotaf, or Potafa people but they prefer to be called Massep. Both Malay and Massep is used in church. The Massep language is part of the Massep 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, Sarmi regency, north coast east of Mamberamo river mouth and west of Sarmi, near Apauwer river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Massep
People Name General: Massep
ROP3 Code: 106393
Joshua Project People ID: 13579
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Massep
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Isirawa
Language Code (ISO): srl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Indonesian (Unknown)Massep (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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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Bible Portions: 1977-1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Massep in Indonesia

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Massep Indonesia    
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            Massep in Indonesia          
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      Christianity     Isirawa  
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