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Arinua, Lolopani in Papua New Guinea

Arinua, Lolopani

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,600 Heyo Christianity 95.00 % 16.00 % No No   

Arinua, Lolopani in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Wanib people live in one of the lesser developed areas of Papua New Guinea. They can reach a few medical posts, two schools, and Nuku Station, which has an airstrip and trade stores within one day's walking distance. They want 'good food' like rice and tinned fish. Some villages have left their old church denomination for a new cargo cult church, led by a man who claims to be the black savior for the PNG people and promises to be the road to prosperity. Some people do not see the difference between the Christian church and the cargo cult group. Yet, others know the Truth and serve God in the name of Jesus in their villages.

The Wanib people are in a cultural transition and their traditions – musical, spiritual, social, agricultural, and linguistic – may not survive. The most evident things they are grasping for in this transition are what they perceive the developed, outside world to have - wealth, education, health, ease of living, and the favor of God. Pray that in this transition the Wanib people would embrace a genuine Christian faith. Pray that the Wanib would look to God rather than to false religions and come to know that God hears their desires and meets their needs. Pray that God would make his children among the Wanib fruitful, and that the Wanib people would come to know the truth and be set free from deception.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:East Sepik province: Aumbunti Dreikker district; Sandaun province: Nuku district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Arinua, Lolopani
People Name General: Arinua
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100507
Joshua Project People ID: 10428
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,600
Population all Countries: 4,600
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Arinua
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Heyo (4,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): auk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Arinua, Lolopani in Papua New Guinea

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