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Gogodala in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
33,000 Gogodala Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % No No   

Gogodala in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
A genetic scientist was contacted by a member of the Gogodala people in Papua New Guinea who claims his tribal members are genetically Jews. The scientist was asked to do DNA testing to find out if this is true.

Australian missionaries successfully converted the Gogodala people to Christianity decades ago. These missionaries remarked about the 'Jewish' appearance of the Gogodala people and the similarity of the Gogodala language to Hebrew. It will take some studies by experts to find out the truth.

Where are they located?
There is a generous estimate of 800 Jews in Papua New Guinea where the overall population is over 5 million. There are no known established synagogues or Jewish schools in this country. Most Jews in Papua New Guinea are involved in business and finances.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will bring believers to Jews who are living in Papua New Guinea.
* Pray that God will let the Gogodala know their true genetic background.
* Pray that missionaries will desire to share with the tribal people of this country how God worked through the Jewish people to reveal his glory.
* 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:Western province: Fly River north bank, Aramia river. 301 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gogodala
People Name General: Gogodala
ROP3 Code: 103416
Joshua Project People ID: 11918
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 33,000
Population all Countries: 33,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Gogodala
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gogodala (33,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ggw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 13.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1942-1988
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 RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Gogodala in Papua New Guinea

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