Baruya, Barua in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Baruya only in Papua New Guinea





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Main Language


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People Name General Baruya
People Name in Country Baruya, Barua
Population in Papua New Guinea 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barua, Usirampia
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Baruya
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 10697
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern Highlands Province, Marawaka District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Baruya: Wantakia (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Baruya: Wantakia 14,000
For Primary Language: Baruya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1973-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1992)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Bible: Gotɨyare Yagaala Mudɨke' Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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