Wambon in Indonesia

Photo Source:  GMI Papua 
Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Wambon
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,000
World Population: 5,000
Primary Language: Wambon
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 70.00 %
Evangelicals: 5.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

They primarily live by gardening, fishing, and hunting. They also do some logging in their foothill homeland. The Wambon people can best be accessed by float-plane or rented boat from Kouh.

The women primarily garden. Most of the people wear modern clothes, but a few still wear loincloths. The people eat roasted sago, bananas, and yams. The Wambon have and use machetes, axes, bow and arrows for tools. The Wambon people usually build their houses on stilts; making boards for siding and pleating leaves for the roof. There is a radio in Manggelum but no generators. The people generally get their drinking water from the river. There is a health worker in Manggelum but no medical personnel or facilities are in Gaguop to the north. Malaria, skin and lung diseases are common and the Wambon people don't use toilet facilities. There is no market nearby to buy and sell goods. The Wambon people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. There is a Reformed church in the language area.

Two Wambon known dialects spoken are Digul-Wambon and Yonggom-Wambon. Most people at home use Wambon, but the language of church services is generally Indonesian.

Text Source:   GMI Papua