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Yagwoia in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Yagwoia Christianity 85.00 % 26.00 % No No   

Yagwoia in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Yagwoia live in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, scattered over three provinces, the Morobe Province, the Eastern Highlands Province and the Gulf Province. They do a lot of gardening, but also gathering and hunting.

What are their beliefs?
Traditionally they are animists. Animism effects their whole life. They have been missionized for decades but mainly resulting in syncretism. There are small groups of born again believers now.

What are their needs?
Mainly that more people will understand the message of the Bible and will believe in the Saviour.

Prayer Points
* Missionaries have been working with the Yagwoia people for many years.
* Pray that the New Testament in their language will be distributed, read and taught.
* Pray for the groups of believers being discipling. Some of the believers are reaching out to their own people now. Pray for the villages in the tribe that are not yet reached. Pray that the people in those villages will also be reached.
* Pray for the literacy teaching as well, that the new believers will learn to read so they will be able to read God's Word in their language themselves.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Eastern Highlands province: Iqwalaqamalje; Gulf province: Gwase; Morobe province: Hiqwase, Hiqwaye, and Yeqwangilje.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Yagwoia
People Name General: Yagwoia
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110920
Joshua Project People ID: 15943
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Yagwoia
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yagwoia (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ygw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 26.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Yagwoia in Papua New Guinea

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