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Muyu, North in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Muyu, North Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % No No   

Muyu, North in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
There are several thousand North Muyu mother tongue speakers. They reside within the province of Papua, Indonesia. The North Muyu folks live by hunting, planting and gathering in the forest. They plant both trees (for long-term crops) and seasonal crops. Walking or using a 4WD vehicle makes it possible to reach the villages in the area. It is also possible to use a motorcycle from Waropko or Mindiptana.

The main food staple is sago. Sago worms, hunted game, and fish from the rivers supplement the sago diet of the North Muyu people. Drinking water is drawn from wells or the river, and some rainwater is also used for drinking. The North Muyu people regularly use Machetes, steel axes, bows and arrows, spears and sago tools. Medical help is available only in the far-off district capital. Malaria, tuberculosis, and skin diseases are common in the area.

There is an SSB radio in Waropko, but no electric service at all. The people refer to themselves as Muyu people. Although Indonesian is the language of school, the North Muyu language is usually spoken during break-times among North Muyu children. There are elementary schools in the area, but teachers are often not there. There is a junior high school in Waropko. There has not been a translation or language program among the North Muyu people. The number of Christians within this language group is unknown.

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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, south coast border area, north of South Muyu [kts] and east of Wambon [wms] language areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Muyu, North
People Name General: Muyu, North
ROP3 Code: 115201
Joshua Project People ID: 19540
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Muyu, North
Ethnic Code: AON10
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Muyu, North (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kti    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 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
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
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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