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Moi, Mosana in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,700 Moi Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Moi, Mosana in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Moi people collect lawan tree oil and cut lumber, garden, trade; and they sell pigs, casuari, tree kangaroo, and fish. Because the Moi people live along the coast at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Moi people can best be accessed by boat.

They have a reputation for being mild people and originally come from the Klawelem area of the Makbon district. They are known to intermarry with the Moraid people.

The Moi people live off of their gardens (fruit, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc), sago, wild game and fish. They are also known for carving on canoes, in caves, making tattoos, and decorating head and shoulder bags (called "noken"). House walls are traditionally made from sago palms and house flooring from the pinang tree. Malaria, rash, and ringworm are common. Their economic lot could be improved if reconciliation was made with Canadian and Indonesian logging companies. The Moi people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Moi are sometimes known as the Mosana, Mooi, or Mekwei people and they prefer to be called Mekwei.

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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 Barat Province, 9 villages. West Bird’s Head area; eastern Salawati island around to Sorong city east and southeast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Moi, Mosana
People Name General: Moi, Mosana
ROP3 Code: 115331
Joshua Project People ID: 19079
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,700
Population all Countries: 6,700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Moi, Mosana
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Moi (6,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mxn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Moi, Mosana in Indonesia

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