Mandobo Bawah in Indonesia

The Mandobo Bawah have only been reported in Indonesia
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Introduction / History

There are at least a few thousand speakers of the Bawah Mandobo language. The people reside within the province of Papua, Indonesia. They primarily live by gardening, gathering food and fishing, as well as logging in their lowlands. With their land at an elevation of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Bawah Mandobo people can best be reached by boat since they live primarily in villages along the Digul and Kao rivers. A floatplane can also easily land on the Digul River. The women primarily prepare sago, raise garden vegetables, and catch fish.

The clothing people wear is usually modern but rarely washed. The people eat sago, fruits, vegetables, yams, pig, and fish. The Bawah Mandobo often have and use tableware (unlike many South Coast language groups). Some also have a motorboat and/or chain saw. Houses are generally framed with log posts with palm or cement floors, having planked or stem walls, and a tin (iron) or leaf roof. The infrastructure in the area includes four SSB radios in Getentiri along with electricity in the evening there. Some other Bawah Mandobo communities have small generators, and/or a community satellite television. The people get their drinking water straight from the river or rain. There is one health clinic in Butiptiri and one in Getentiri. Malaria, cholera, skin and lung diseases are common. The Bawah Mandobo people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

Many years ago they are reported to have fled from other regions for safety to where they live now. There is a junior high school in the language area and one high school. Within the family, Mandobo people generally speak their own Bawah Mandobo language but they regularly have church services in Indonesian. It is estimated that less than half of the Bawah Mandobo speakers have understood the gospel, but there are a number of Catholic churches in the area.


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People Name General Mandobo Bawah
People Name in Country Mandobo Bawah
Population in Indonesia 25,000
World Population 25,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dumut, Nub
People ID 13492
ROP3 Code 106234
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 Fly River border area east of Digul River between Tanahmerah and Mindiptanah, Getentiri, Anggai, Butiptiri, Subur, Aiwat, Kaisah villages   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Fly River border area east of Digul River between Tanahmerah and Mindiptanah, Getentiri, Anggai, Butiptiri, Subur, Aiwat, Kaisah villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language Mandobo Bawah (25,000 speakers)
Language Code bwp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Mandobo Bawah
Primary Language Mandobo Bawah (25,000 speakers)
Language Code bwp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mandobo Bawah

Primary Language:  Mandobo Bawah

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 4.00 %)
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
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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