Pauwi, Yoke in Indonesia

Pauwi, Yoke
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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Pauwi, Yoke
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 600
World Population: 600
Primary Language: Yoke
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 60.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.00 %
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

The Yoke people sell "shark syrup", crocodile skins, bananas, sago and clams from their northern coastal lowlands. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Yoke people can best be accessed by boat. The Yoke people originally lived around Lake Rombebai but the government made them move to the coast.

The main staples of the Yoke peoples' diet are fish, yams, and sago. The Yoke would like to have a health worker. The Yoke people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Yoke are sometimes known as the Yoki, Yauke, Jauke, or Pauwi people. Both Indonesian Malay and Yoke is used at church and for the 1st year of schooling. The Yoke language is part of the Warembori language family.

Text Source:   GMI Papua