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Dahating in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,400 Gwahatike Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % No   

Dahating in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Gwahatike people live on the coastlands and mountain foothills of the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. They are subsistence farmers who live in rural villages. They do very little hunting; most of their diet is based on the foods they grow in their gardens. Their homes are made of bamboo with bamboo leaf roofs, which last between four and five years. Local leadership is provided by village elders.

There are still people who practice their traditional animistic religion. However, because of the influence of the church, they no longer practice cult rituals in public. The local churches are growing under the leadership of Gwahatike Christians. The Gwahatike are using the New Testament translation in Bible studies, evangelization in neighboring language groups and some church meetings.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang province: Saidor district, several villages south of Saidor.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Dahating
People Name General: Dahating
ROP3 Code: 102378
Joshua Project People ID: 11472
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,400
Population all Countries: 2,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Dahating
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Gwahatike (2,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dah    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 18.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
(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: 1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Al Kuruŋyen Mere Igiŋ
Text / Printed MatterScripture text - download
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Dahating in Papua New Guinea

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      Dahating Papua New Guinea    
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