Muyu, South in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Muyu, South only in Indonesia
Population
5,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are around 4,000 speakers of the South Muyu language. They reside within the province of Papua, Indonesia. The South Muyu people live by hunting, planting and gathering food from the forest. They plant both trees (for long-term crops) and seasonal crops. It is possible to reach villages in the area by walking, using a 4-wheel drive vehicle or motorcycling from Mindiptana. Cessna airplanes can land at the airstrip in Mindiptana. Small boats can also make it up river to the area from the towns near the ocean.

The main food staple is sago. Sago worms, hunted game, and fish from the rivers supplement the sago diet of the South Muyu people. In Mindiptana and surrounding towns there are health clinics with some health workers. Malaria, tuberculosis, and skin diseases are common in the area. Many homes are built off the ground on stilts, with walls made of wood or palm branch stalks. Some towns have a satellite TV and generator in the community meeting building or village leader's house. There has not been a Bible translation or language program among the South Muyu people.

There are a number of elementary schools within the language area. Mindiptana has a junior and senior high school. The people refer to themselves as Muyu people. Although Indonesian is the language of school and church, the South Muyu language or one of its dialects is often spoken. The majority here are Catholics, but few understand the gospel as a changing force in their lives.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Muyu, South
People Name in Country Muyu, South
Population in Indonesia 5,000
World Population 5,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19543
ROP3 Code 115202
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, south coast, just north of Fly river border with Papua New Guinea.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, south coast, just north of Fly river border with Papua New Guinea..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Muyu, South (5,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kts   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Muyu, South (5,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kts   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Muyu, South

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
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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