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Arawum in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Taupi Christianity 100.00 % 24.00 % No No   

Arawum in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Arawum people live on the Rai coast of Madang Province, about fifty kilometers or thirty miles south of Madang town, the provincial capital.
Thank God that their eastern neighbors, the Siroi people, have the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament. This is a blessing for the Arawum people, who all speak the Siroi language as a second language. Half the Siroi population can read and comprehend the Siroi language, but very few Arawum can read and comprehend in any language.

What are their lives like?
They have road access to medical and education services in Madang. However, the road trip can take four hours in the dry season and can become impassable in the wet season because of flooding.

What are their beliefs?
The small population of the Arawum people are precious to Jesus. All of them identify as Christians, yet they do not have God's word in their primary language of Taupi. Without God's word, they find it difficult to relate to God and they are vulnerable to being deceived.

What are their needs?
They need education opportunities to improve so that they can understand the written scriptures for themselves.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord of the harvest to provide workers to bring audio scriptures or oral Bible stories to the Arawum people in a language that they understand well.
* 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:Madang province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Arawum
People Name General: Arawum
ROP3 Code: 100475
Joshua Project People ID: 10412
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Arawum
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Taupi (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: 24.00 %)
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% 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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Arawum in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Arawum Papua New Guinea    
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