Siagha-Yenimu, Oser in Indonesia

The Siagha-Yenimu have only been reported in Indonesia
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Introduction / History

There are a few thousand speakers of the Edera Awyu language. They live in the province of Papua Indonesia. As a livelihood they primarily garden and hunt; some also work for a logging company in this swampy area of South Papua. Rubber plantations have been started but have not been profitable. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Edera Awyu people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat sago, bananas, and yams. Evening electricity is available in Amk. A generator in Yame and Harapan provides some electricity. Drinking water is obtained from springs or the river. Malaria, cholera, and skin diseases are common even though a medical worker is assigned to almost every village. Edera Awyu leaders are elected locally. The Edera Awyu people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

It is estimated that less than half of the Edera Awyu speakers have understood the gospel but there is one Protestant church (in Benggo) and a number of Catholic churches in the area.


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People Name General Siagha-Yenimu
People Name in Country Siagha-Yenimu, Oser
World Population 4,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Oser
People ID 14928
ROP3 Code 108975
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, both banks, lower Digul river, north of Keisak town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, both banks, lower Digul river, north of Keisak town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Awyu, Edera (4,800 speakers)
Language Code awy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Awyu, Edera (4,800 speakers)
Language Code awy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awyu, Edera

Primary Language:  Awyu, Edera

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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