Wano in Indonesia

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People Name: Wano
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,200
World Population: 1,200
Primary Language: Wano
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 25.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Wano people live in a very remote part of Indonesia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Wano people are noted for using stone axes and other tools. They have longstanding traditions. Women wear grass skirts and men wear a koteka, a penis sheath made from a gourd. In the early 1970s the Indonesian government tried to get the men to wear shorts, etc. Men always carry bows and arrows which they use to hunt crocodiles and other wild game.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Wano people are Christian, but most adhere to their traditional religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Wano people need better medical care and schools where their youths can learn skills needed for 21st century Indonesia.

Prayer Points

Pray for Wano disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive them to focus their spiritual lives on Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Wano people in every way.

Text Source:   Joshua Project