Massep in Indonesia

The Massep have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Massep people are marketers of coconut and coconut oil, dry fish, and vegetables. At an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Massep people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat fish, yams, and sago. There is very little infrastructure in the area and no roads. The Massep people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Massep are sometimes known as the Masep, Wotaf, or Potafa people but they prefer to be called Massep. Both Malay and Massep is used in church. The Massep language is part of the Massep language family.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Massep
People Name in Country Massep
Population in Indonesia 100
World Population 100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 13579
ROP3 Code 106393
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, Sarmi regency, north coast east of Mamberamo river mouth and west of Sarmi, near Apauwer 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, Sarmi regency, north coast east of Mamberamo river mouth and west of Sarmi, near Apauwer river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Massep (100 speakers)
Language Code mvs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Massep
Primary Language Massep (100 speakers)
Language Code mvs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Massep

Primary Language:  Massep

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name New
None reported    
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
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
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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