Arinua, Lolopani in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Arinua only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Arinua
People Name in Country Arinua, Lolopani
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,000
World Population 4,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lolopani, Ruruhip, Uruhip
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Arinua
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 10428
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Nuku District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Heyo (4,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Heyo 4,000
For Primary Language: Heyo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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