Language:  Malay, Papuan

Population of Groups Speaking

1,162,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

1

Scripture Status

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Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Malay, Papuan Indonesia 1,162,000 1,162,000 Islam 1.50 % 0.10 % 23
  Totals:  1           1     23
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abun, Karon Pantai Indonesia 4,300 4,300 Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Airoran, Adora Indonesia 1,500 1,500 Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Aiso, Kais Indonesia 1,000 1,000 Christianity 68.00 % 12.00 % -
Ambai Indonesia 13,000 13,000 Islam 40.00 % 4.00 % -
Amberbaken, Dekwambre Indonesia 10,000 10,000 Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Anus Indonesia 400 400 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ayamaru, Brat Indonesia 33,000 33,000 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
Bapu Indonesia 2,900 2,900 Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
Betaf Indonesia 700 700 Christianity 72.00 % 5.00 % -
Biak, Numfor Indonesia 40,000 40,000 Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Biga Indonesia 300 300 Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Bonerate Indonesia 15,000 15,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 1
Bonggo, Armopa Indonesia 1,000 1,000 Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Dabe Indonesia 600 600 Christianity 68.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dayak, Maanyak Indonesia 193,000 193,000 Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
Dem Indonesia 1,700 1,700 Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
Gresi Indonesia 4,100 4,100 Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Iha, Kapaur Indonesia 9,000 9,000 Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Inanwatan, Suabo Indonesia 2,600 2,600 Christianity 72.00 % 3.00 % -
Isirawa, Saberi Indonesia 2,500 2,500 Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Itik, Borto Indonesia 300 300 Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Kaiwai, Adi Indonesia 1,100 1,100 Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
Kalabra Indonesia 4,400 4,400 Christianity 68.00 % 5.00 % -
Karon Dori, Meon Indonesia 8,200 8,200 Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Kawe Indonesia 800 800 Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 4.00 % -
Keder Indonesia 500 500 Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Kemberano Indonesia 2,500 2,500 Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Kemtuik Indonesia 4,100 4,100 Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kombai Indonesia 6,100 6,100 Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Konda Indonesia 800 800 Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Kurudu Indonesia 3,200 3,200 Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
Kwesten Indonesia 3,300 3,300 Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
Legenyem Indonesia 300 300 Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
Liki Indonesia 300 300 Christianity 80.00 % 10.00 % -
Maden, Sapran Indonesia 800 800 Christianity 66.00 % 3.00 % -
Mairasi, Faranyao Indonesia 4,600 4,600 Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 % -
Manem, Jeti Indonesia 800 2,000 Christianity 68.00 % 3.00 % -
Manem, Yeti Papua New Guinea 1,200 2,000 Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
Manikion Indonesia 20,000 20,000 Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
Marengge Indonesia Unknown Unknown Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Massep Indonesia 100 100 Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Matbat Indonesia 1,700 1,700 Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
Mawes Indonesia 1,100 1,100 Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Meax, Mejah Indonesia 19,000 19,000 Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 % -
Mekwei, Menggwei Indonesia 2,000 2,000 Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
Meninggo, Moskona Indonesia 11,000 11,000 Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Meoswar Indonesia 400 400 Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Mer Indonesia 100 100 Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 % -
Moi, Mosana Indonesia 6,800 6,800 Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Moraid Indonesia 1,700 1,700 Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Nafri Indonesia 3,400 3,400 Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
Nimboran Indonesia 5,800 5,800 Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Onin, Sepa Indonesia 700 700 Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Ormu Indonesia 900 900 Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
Pauwi, Yoke Indonesia 200 200 Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Podena Indonesia 200 200 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pom Indonesia 3,300 3,300 Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Roon Indonesia 1,600 1,600 Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Seget Indonesia 1,900 1,900 Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 % -
Sekar Indonesia 900 900 Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Senggi Indonesia 300 300 Christianity 68.00 % 2.00 % -
Sentani, Buyaka Indonesia 42,000 42,000 Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Serui-Laut Indonesia 1,600 1,600 Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
Taikat Indonesia 1,200 1,200 Christianity 67.00 % 2.00 % -
Tanahmerah, Sumeri Indonesia 1,000 1,000 Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Tarpia Indonesia 800 800 Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Tehit Indonesia 13,000 13,000 Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Tepera, Tanahmerah Indonesia 5,800 5,800 Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Tumawo, Sko Indonesia 900 900 Christianity 68.00 % 7.00 % -
Waioli Indonesia 4,900 4,900 Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Wakde Indonesia 700 700 Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Warembori Indonesia 800 800 Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 7.00 % -
Waris Indonesia 1,600 7,100 Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Waris Papua New Guinea 5,500 7,100 Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 % -
Waropen, Wonti Indonesia 9,900 9,900 Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Woi Indonesia 2,000 2,000 Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Yahadian, Nerigo Indonesia 700 700 Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Yamdena, Jamden Indonesia 57,000 57,000 Christianity 99.00 % 6.00 % -
Yarsun Indonesia 300 300 Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  79           4     4

Language Alternate Names
Bahasa Tanah
Logat Papua
Melayu Papua

Dialects
Bird’s Head Malay
Melayu Papua
North Papua Malay
Serui Malay
South Coast Malay

Dialect Alternate Names
Indonesian: Irian Jaya
Malay, Papuan
Melaju
Melaju: Nieuw Guinea
Nieuw Guinea
Papuan Malay

Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 2013-2017
New Testament None Reported
Complete Bible None Reported

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