Dobu, Galuewa in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Dobu only in Papua New Guinea





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People Name General Dobu
People Name in Country Dobu, Galuewa
Population in Papua New Guinea 16,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Galuewa, Sanaroa
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Dobu
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11583
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay Province, Esa'ala District, Sanaroa, Dobu, parts of Fergusson and Normanby islands. 500 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dobu (16,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dobu 16,000
For Primary Language: Dobu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1894-1919)
New Testament Yes   (1911-1986)
Complete Bible Yes   (1928)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Loina Tabu Auwauna Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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