Dahating in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Dahating only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Gwahatike people live on the coastlands and mountain foothills of the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. They are subsistence farmers who live in rural villages. They do very little hunting; most of their diet is based on the foods they grow in their gardens. Their homes are made of bamboo with bamboo leaf roofs, which last between four and five years. Local leadership is provided by village elders.

There are still people who practice their traditional animistic religion. However, because of the influence of the church, they no longer practice cult rituals in public. The local churches are growing under the leadership of Gwahatike Christians. The Gwahatike are using the New Testament translation in Bible studies, evangelization in neighboring language groups and some church meetings.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Dahating
People Name in Country Dahating
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,200
World Population 2,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Dahating
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11472
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang Province, Saidor District, several villages south of Saidor.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gwahatike (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gwahatike 2,100
For Primary Language: Gwahatike

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1992)
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Bible: Al Kuruŋyen Mere Igiŋ Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
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 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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