Aghu in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Aghu only in Indonesia

Population

4,370

Christian

70%

Evangelical

4.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: GMI Papua


Introduction / History

The Aghu primarily live by fishing, gathering sago, hunting, and logging eaglewood in the swampy lowlands of their area. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Aghu people can best be accessed by boat. Most villages are located along the Digul River.

The women primarily gather food and garden some. The clothing people wear is usually modern but rarely washed. The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. The Aghu use knives, axes, and shovels in their daily life. Houses are generally formed by wooden posts, walls are made of branch stems or boards, thatched leaves or sheets of zinc. There is not much for infrastructure in the area but there are some generators and a community satelite TV. The people get their drinking water straight from the river, wells, or rains. Malaria, cholera, and dysentery are common but there really aren't any health clinics to take care of the people. The Aghu people have no gospel cassettes or videos in their language.

The Aghu are sometimes known as the Djair or Dyair people. They prefer to be called Dyair or Awyu.




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Country Indonesia
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Merauke Regency, Jair subdistrict, south coast area, Digul River west of Mandobo language
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People Name General Aghu
People Name in Country Aghu
ROP3 Code 100111
Joshua Project People ID 10176
Indigenous Yes
Population in Indonesia 4,370
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Awyu, Djair, Dyair,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Aghu 4,370
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Aghu
Ethnic Code AON10a
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
70%    ( Evangelical  4.0% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
Photo Source: GMI Papua
Map Source: Anonymous
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