Fuau in Indonesia

The Fuau have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fuau people raise sago and vegetables and some also hunt pigs and crocodiles in the swampy lowlands. At an altitude of 100-700 meters above sea level the Fuau people can best be accessed by airplane. The Fuau people are descendents from the Koida, Abaruda, Guinis and possibly Kuani clans. Intermarriage with Dabra, Baso, Taiyeve, Mander, Ures or Jagowa people is common.

No junior high schools nor high schools are in the language area. The Fuau are sometimes known as the Doa people but they prefer to be called Fuau. The Fuau language is part of the East Lake Plain language family.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Fuau people usually wear modern clothing. The Fuau peoples' diet consists of fish, corn, bananas, sweet potato, and sago. The Fuau people use a variety of tools: machettes, axes, shovels, and crowbars. Houses are generally built on stilts with palm or sago frond flooring. The people get their drinking water straight from the river and only sometimes boil it. There are no health clinics in the area and transportation routes are not adequate. The Fuau people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language. There are 2 Evangelical Christian Churches of Irian Jaya in the language area.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Fuau believers to grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.
* Pray for proper medical care and facilities.
* Pray for Fuau Christians who have an outreach burden for the cannabilistic / spiritists / infanticide Korowai tribe.
* Ask the Lord for opportunities for Fuau Christians to demonstrate the power and love of God to the Korowai.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Fuau
People Name in Country Fuau
Population in Indonesia 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Doa, Foau
People ID 11218
ROP3 Code 103037
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Mamberamo Raya and Jayapura regencies, Kecamatan subdistrict, 1 village. Mamberamo basin region, bordering on the southwestern edge of the Foja Mountains, on the Dijai river, north of Mamberamo river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Mamberamo Raya and Jayapura regencies, Kecamatan subdistrict, 1 village. Mamberamo basin region, bordering on the southwestern edge of the Foja Mountains, on the Dijai river, north of Mamberamo river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Foau (400 speakers)
Language Code flh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Foau (400 speakers)
Language Code flh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Foau

Primary Language:  Foau

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 6.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
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