Mandobo Atas in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History

The Atas Mandobo people reside within the province of Papua, Indonesia. They live by forest gathering, hunting, and farming traditionally. The men usually hunt while the women prepare sago, garden, and maintain the home. The Atas Mandobo homeland is about 100 meters above sea level. Winikit and the Atas Mandobo area can be reached on foot or by a 2-3 hour road trip from Kanggewot when there has not been a lot of rain. From Mindiptana, Winikit can also be reached by canoe. The main food is sago but sago worms as well as fish and animals killed in the hunt supplement the peoples' diet. Forest plants and garden vegetables also add greens to the Atas Mandobo diet.

There is an elementary school in Winikit but it needs teachers. No modern medicine workers are in the area and the locals often ask traditional "doctors" for medicines. The Atas Mandobo people frequently suffer from malaria, tuberculosis, and cholera symptoms. Machetes, steel axes, bows and arrows, spears, and shovels are common tools of use. Telephones and electric lines have not reached the area, but the government has installed a satellite television dish. Many are registered as Catholics or Christians, but traditional religious influences are strong. Because many are Catholics, in the villages there are rosary prayer activities in May and October, and a road-to-the-cross mass right before Easter.

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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mandobo Atas
People Name in Country Mandobo Atas
Alternate Names
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19496
ROP3 Code 115297
ROP25 Code 305108
ROP25 Name Mandobo

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 22.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Primary Language Mandobo Atas (1,000 speakers)
Language Code aax   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mandobo Atas (1,000 speakers)
Language Code aax   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mandobo Atas

Primary Language:  Mandobo Atas

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

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Profile Source Anonymous 
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