Kaugat, Atohwaim in Indonesia

The Kaugat have only been reported in Indonesia
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Atohwaim people gather food from the forest, hunt, fish, and plant gardens. Their main food is sago with the other foods serving as side dishes. Drinking water is obtained from wells or rain. Their homes are built on stilts with split palm floors and plaited palm leaf roofs. There are no health clinics in the area and the nearest health worker is in the district capital. Malaria, tuberculosis, diaria, and skin diseases are common in the area. Neither telephones nor electric service has reached this area yet. The best way to reach the Atohwaim villages is by motorized or dugout boat on the Kronkel River. It is about 1 hour to reach the 2 main Atohwaim villages from the District capital of Kamur.

There is an elementary school in Yagamit but it lacks teachers.

The Atohwaim people identify themselves by with the same name. Some Atohwaim is used to supplement the Indonesian used at school and church. There has been no translation done in Atohwaim and it is difficult for the adults to understand regular Indonesian.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Kaugat
People Name in Country Kaugat, Atohwaim
Population in Indonesia 1,500
World Population 1,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Atohwaim
People ID 12576
ROP3 Code 104751
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, Mappi regency, Pantai Kasuari subdistrict. South coast inland, northeast of Pirimapun town, between Cook and Kronkel rivers.   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, Mappi regency, Pantai Kasuari subdistrict. South coast inland, northeast of Pirimapun town, between Cook and Kronkel rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Atohwaim (1,500 speakers)
Language Code aqm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Atohwaim (1,500 speakers)
Language Code aqm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Atohwaim

Primary Language:  Atohwaim

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source GMI Papua 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
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