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Abaga in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Wagama Christianity 100.00 % 20.00 % No No   

Abaga in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Abaga people speak their traditional language, as well as the languages of their near (and very populous) neighbors, the Kamano and the Benabena. Many also speak Tok Pisin and some children do not use Abaga at all. Indeed, the Abaga language is generally only preferred in private conversations, fights, sports and village gatherings (although less so by younger people).

What are their lives like?
The Abaga people live in the Dunatina valley of the Eastern Highlands, between 1750 and 1900 meters above sea level. This is an ideal altitude for growing arabica coffee. Some of the world's finest organic coffee comes out of the Highlands of PNG. The Highlands Highway connects the Abaga people to markets, allowing them to sell their coffee beans and other garden produce so that they can pay for school fees and shop goods.

What are their beliefs?
This tiny people group is almost entirely Christian. They need the power of the Holy Spirit to bring them victory in their spiritual lives.

What are their needs?
Literacy levels are very low, making it difficult to access the Bible in writing. Thank God that there are audio Bible teachings in Tok Pisin. Pray that those who understand Tok Pisin will share God's word with those who do not.

Prayer Points
Ask God for workers to share audio Bible stories in Abaga, Benabena or Kamano.
Pray that the Abaga people will be transformed into Christ's image as they hear and do what God says.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Eastern Highlands province: Goroka district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Abaga
People Name General: Abaga
ROP3 Code: 100004
Joshua Project People ID: 10119
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Abaga
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Wagama (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): abg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: 20.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Abaga in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Abaga Papua New Guinea    
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            Abaga in Papua New Guinea          
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      Christianity     Wagama  
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