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Map Source: Anonymous
|Christian Adherents:||65.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||New Guinea|
|Affinity Bloc:||Pacific Islanders|
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.