Maklew in Indonesia

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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Maklew
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 200
World Population: 200
Primary Language: Maklew
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 65.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

It is estimated that less than half of the Maklew speakers have understood the gospel but there are some Catholic churches in the area.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in their swampy lowlands. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Maklew people can best be accessed by 4WD vehicle or motorcyle using the road from Merauke to Welbuti.

The people eat sago, vegetables, and fish. The Maklew people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Maklew are sometimes known as the Makleu people. They prefer to be called Maklew. The Maklew have regular contact with the Kimaama people and the Marind people. Within the family, Maklew is regularly used but Indonesian is used at church and school.

Text Source:   GMI Papua