Aghu in Indonesia

The Aghu have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
4,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Aghu
People Name in Country Aghu
Population in Indonesia 4,700
World Population 4,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Awyu, Djair, Dyair
People ID 10176
ROP3 Code 100111
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Boven Digoel regency, Jair subdistrict, interior south coast area. Between Mapi and Digul rivers west of Tanamerah town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Boven Digoel regency, Jair subdistrict, interior south coast area. Between Mapi and Digul rivers west of Tanamerah town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Aghu (4,700 speakers)
Language Code ahh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Aghu
Primary Language Aghu (4,700 speakers)
Language Code ahh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Aghu

Primary Language:  Aghu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source GMI Papua 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
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