Anuki, Gabobora in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Anuki only in Papua New Guinea

Population

550

Christian

90%

Evangelical

25%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Gabobora people live along the north coast of Cape Vogel, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Each of the villages is well-kept, sometimes with grassy compounds. Peripheral decorative shrubbery, coconut palms, and mango trees mark most villages. There are abundant local fish, birds and wildlife.

Celebratory feasts are part of the routine of the Gabobora peoples' lives - for weddings, funerals, the birth of first child, and harvest. Large competitive feasting events are within living memory of all of the adults of the community (Cf. Michael Young, 1971. Fighting with Food). The people have a strong sense of cultural identity that is now intricately woven within activities of the Anglican Church as well as local sport. In sport the Anuki field teams in volleyball, netball (a kind of basketball), and football (soccer) for local competition.

Church activities fill the weekly calendar. Their church services are conducted in regional languages as well as English, with announcements and lay comments in Anuki. However, they lack Anuki Scriptures in the church context. These would add immeasurably to their understanding of the religious practices faithfully followed by so many. Priests and lay leaders alike have expressed the desire to have God's Word in the Anuki language. Outside sources have noted them to be "very interested" in having such a translation.

The Anuki community has produced three illustrated short-story booklets by Gabobora authors, all penned in the Anuki language, and a small hymn book of Anuki choruses. Recently they joined project VITAL (Vernacular Initiative in Translation And Literacy), a multi-language translation project in Milne Bay province. Through VITAL the Anuki translation team has started working on a dictionary. They have completed chapters four to six of Mark and twenty trial copies have been distributed.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country North coast, Cape Vogel, Milne Bay Province
People Group Map Anuki, Gabobora in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Anuki
People Name in Country Anuki, Gabobora
ROP3 Code 100397
Joshua Project People ID 10356
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 550
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Gabobora,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Anuki 554
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Anuki
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  25% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
100.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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