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Roinji in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Ronji Christianity 95.00 % 16.00 % No No   

Roinji in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Beautiful, tropical beaches with the Finisterre Mountains rising in the background, coconut trees providing a seemingly endless supply of fresh coconut juice, ocean waters where tuna and other fish are free for the taking — this is the home of many Papua New Guinea peoples on the northern coast of the country, including the Ronji language group. It's an ideal home in many ways, though you won't have use of your cell phone or anything electric.

If you hop on a small motor boat, you can get to a nearby town in a short time. Need to bathe or get a drink? No problem. Fresh water streams are available for all your water needs. Just make sure you boil the water if you don't yet have a "strong" PNG stomach. And for people who get around primarily on foot, the flat coastal area and well-worn paths make for easy walking through tall grass or dense bush. Gardens provide most of the food people eat and the Ronji spend much time planting yams and taro, weeding, and cutting grass or clearing trees for a new garden.

What are their beliefs?
"Singsings' are times when people sing, dance, and decorate themselves with traditional clothing and natural materials. Though 'singsings' are common throughout Papua New Guinea, the Ronji have their own unique way of doing them that has been passed down through the generations.

What are their needs?
There are many Ronji Christians, but as of now there is no Bible in the Ronji language. There is a Bible translation project in process in a language related to Ronji, but the people need their own translation for them to best understand the Scriptures. They have been interested and even eager to be involved in translating the Scripture into their language.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will bring together the right people and resources to tap into this eagerness and bring God's Word into the Ronji language.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang and Morobe provinces: 1 village in each province, north coast of Huon peninsula, northwest of Wasu, north-northwest of Sapmanga, southeast of Saidor.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Roinji
People Name General: Roinji
ROP3 Code: 108392
Joshua Project People ID: 14565
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Roinji
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ronji (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): roe    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: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Roinji in Papua New Guinea

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      Roinji Papua New Guinea    
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