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Yabong in Papua New Guinea

Yabong

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,000 Yabong Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % No No   

Yabong in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Yabong people live in eight villages located in the eastern part of Madang Province, about 20 kilometres to the west of Saidor and within 10 kilometres of the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Many Yabong villages are in the foothills of the Finisterre Mountains.

Their diet consists primarily of sweet potatoes, taro and greens. Houses are made with black palm floors and woven bamboo walls. Roofs are thatched with dried sago palm leaves. Houses are set on posts 2-3 meters above the ground. They have woven bamboo walls with thatched roofs made of palm leaves.

What are their beliefs?
The Yabong people generally live in villages of 100 to 300 people, although some have moved to smaller settlements.

The first church in the Yabong area was a Catholic church established in the 1930s by a German missionary named Father Offinger. There are now both Catholic and Lutheran churches in the Yabong area.

The Yabong people do not have the Bible in their mother tongue. During church services the Bible is read in Tok Pisin, the language of wider communication.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Madang province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Yabong
People Name General: Yabong
ROP3 Code: 110910
Joshua Project People ID: 15934
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,000
Population all Countries: 2,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Yabong
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Language
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Primary Language: Yabong (2,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ybo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 25.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Yabong in Papua New Guinea

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