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Riantana in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Riantana Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Riantana in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
They primarily live by gardening, hunting, and fishing in the coastal swamps. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Riantana people can best be accessed by boat. Northern villages can be reached year around.

There are no junior high or high schools in the language area.

The clothing people wear is generally modern. The people eat yams, sugarcane, bananas, yams, and coconuts. The Riantana people use machettes and bow and arrows. Travel in the area is by boat only and some parts are hard to reach except at twice per year when the west-east wind shifts. There are no clinics but a midwife and health worker are in Iromoro. Skin diseases, malaria, and malnutrition are common in the area. The Riantana people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. There are at least 3 churches in the language area.

The Riantana are sometimes known as the Kimaam people although that refers to another language group. They prefer to be called the Riantiana people. The language of communication at church and school is generally Indonesian but Riantana is still used at home.

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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, Frederik Hendrik island.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Riantana
People Name General: Riantana
ROP3 Code: 108372
Joshua Project People ID: 14555
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,200
Population all Countries: 2,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Riantana
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Riantana (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ran    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: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(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]
None Reported
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Riantana in Indonesia

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Riantana Indonesia    
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            Riantana in Indonesia          
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