Pisa, Awyu in Indonesia

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

It is estimated that less than half of the Awyu, Asue speakers have understood the gospel but there are Pentecostal and Bible fellowship churches and a number of Catholic churches in the area.

They primarily live by fishing, gardening, hunting, food-gathering, eaglewood logging in their lightly wooded home area. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Awyu, Asue people can best be accessed by boat. Most of the villages are on the Kampung, Asue, and Emogon rivers. There is also an airstrip in Miaro. They enjoy dressing up traditionally with gourds and kasuari bird feathers to greet visitors. They also perform welcome dances with drums and arrows. There a few written songs in the Awyu, Asue language.

There are 2 junior high schools in the language area.

The women primarily gather food and garden. The clothing people wear is generally modern but rarely washed. The people eat fish, yams, sago, sago worms, pig, and vegetables. For tools the Awyu, Asue folks use knives, steel axes, and shovels. Houses are generally formed by log posts, with wooden floors, and plank or stem walls. They often also build and utilize a 2nd hunting home. The physical development in the area does not include roads but there are 3 SSB radios (in Eci, Kaibu, Homang) and a few folks use personal generators to make electricity. The people get their drinking water (which they sometimes boil) from either a river or wells. There are some health workers within the area and some clinics (8) but there is a lack of medicines and equipment. Malaria, skin and lung disease are common. The Awyu, Asue people have had the gospel of Mark on cassette but no film or videos in their language.

The Awyu, Asue are sometimes known as the Miaro or Pisa people.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Pisa
People Name in Country Pisa, Awyu
Population in Indonesia 8,100
World Population 8,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Avio, Awya, Awyu, Miaro
People ID 14406
ROP3 Code 108055
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, Asmat and Mappi regencies, southwest of Wildeman river, east of Kampong river, inland from Pirimapun.   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, Asmat and Mappi regencies, southwest of Wildeman river, east of Kampong river, inland from Pirimapun..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Awyu, Asue (8,100 speakers)
Language Code psa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Awyu, Asue (8,100 speakers)
Language Code psa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awyu, Asue

Primary Language:  Awyu, Asue

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1985)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 %
Photo Source GMI Papua 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
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