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Foran, Kamba in Papua New Guinea

Foran, Kamba

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,200 Wagi Christianity 90.00 % 26.00 % No No   

Foran, Kamba in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Wagi people are standing at the edge between their traditional culture and the encroaching urban Papua New Guinean culture.
Five Wagi villages sit only a short distance from one of Papua New Guinea's largest urban centers, Madang. Many Wagi people travel to Madang regularly in PMVs (public motor vehicles), to work, shop, socialize, or sell produce or traditional string bags at the market.

The influence of urban culture is evident in the Wagi area. While most homes are made with traditional materials, such as bamboo and sago leaves, some are made with sawn lumber and metal roofs on a concrete foundation. Everyone wears western-style clothes most of which are purchased at secondhand shops in Madang. Wagi people eat mostly food grown in their gardens, like taro, greens, corn, sugarcane, bananas, and pineapples, but they also supplement their diet with food from town, like rice, noodles, and tinned meat.

What are their beliefs?
Christianity first entered the Wagi area around 1910, when some Wagi men traveled to a Lutheran mission station in a neighboring language, became Christians, and returned to share the good news with their own people. Even though there are now fourteen churches in the area, many people don't have a true understanding of the gospel.

What are their needs?
In the early 1990s, a missionary family moved into the Wagi area to translate the Bible. Unfortunately, they left only a short time later because of illness, and the work stopped. However, in 2008, three Wagi men restarted the translation work and have already revised and distributed some Scripture portions done by the original translator.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang province: northwest of Madang, Foran, Kamba, Kauris, Mis, and Silibob villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Foran, Kamba
People Name General: Foran, Kamba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103044
Joshua Project People ID: 11225
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,200
Population all Countries: 5,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Foran, Kamba
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Wagi (5,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fad    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: 26.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2008-2016
New Testament: None Reported
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
Text / Printed MatterBible: Wagi
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Foran, Kamba in Papua New Guinea

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