Introduction / History
The Fuau people raise sago and vegetables and some also hunt pigs and crocodiles in the swampy lowlands. At an altitude of 100-700 meters above sea level the Fuau people can best be accessed by airplane. The Fuau people are descendents from the Koida, Abaruda, Guinis and possibly Kuani clans. Intermarriage with Dabra, Baso, Taiyeve, Mander, Ures or Jagowa people is common.
No junior high schools nor high schools are in the language area. The Fuau are sometimes known as the Doa people but they prefer to be called Fuau. The Fuau language is part of the East Lake Plain language family.
What are their lives like?
The Fuau people usually wear modern clothing. The Fuau peoples' diet consists of fish, corn, bananas, sweet potato, and sago. The Fuau people use a variety of tools: machettes, axes, shovels, and crowbars. Houses are generally built on stilts with palm or sago frond flooring. The people get their drinking water straight from the river and only sometimes boil it. There are no health clinics in the area and transportation routes are not adequate. The Fuau people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language. There are 2 Evangelical Christian Churches of Irian Jaya in the language area.
* Pray for Fuau believers to grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.
* Pray for proper medical care and facilities.
* Pray for Fuau Christians who have an outreach burden for the cannabilistic / spiritists / infanticide Korowai tribe.
* Ask the Lord for opportunities for Fuau Christians to demonstrate the power and love of God to the Korowai.
Text source: GMI Papua