Kehu in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Kehu only in Indonesia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

There are at least 25 speakers of the Kehu language. They are hunters, gardeners, and fishermen who live in Papua, Indonesia. Their homeland is comprised of hills and lowland swamps ranging in elevation between 100 to 1,000 meters above sea level. The exact number of Kehu is not known, but there are some dwellings along the rivers.

The Kehu people eat sago, still use stone axes and make their huts without solid walls. Roofing is made from sago leaves. The people get their drinking water from the river. Medicine is not readily available and there are no schools in the language area.

Although there is one Seventh-day Adventist church in the area, it is not known how many people consider themselves Christian or how many may follow another religion. The Kehu people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Kehu
People Name in Country Kehu
Population in Indonesia 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Kehu
Ethnic Code
People ID 19295
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Wapoga River between Auye [auu] and Dao [nfa] in the foothills.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kehu (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kehu 200
For Primary Language: Kehu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
70.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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