Domung in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Domung only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

Domung speakers live in the mountains of the Rai Coast district in Madang Province.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are swidden agriculturalists, producing mainly taro, but also sweet potato and cooking bananas. Fruit and vegetables are abundant. The people also keep chickens and pigs.

The people live in houses built on stilts, thatched with bamboo leaves. The main rooms have a fire pit in the middle. The nights are cold and people sleep next to the fire to stay warm.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The gospel was first brought to the area by the Lutherans in the 1930s and now each village has its own church congregation. Most people would call themselves Christians, although nominal Christianity is fairly widespread and there is much fear of sorcery. Many people in one village are part of a cargo cult (the belief that certain religious activities will bring material wealth), and are somewhat resistant to the gospel.

What Are Their Needs?

A number of people in Domung have an interest in receiving God's word in their heart language. One person said there is a big hunger for this in Domung. Another person said "If we had God's word in our own language everyone would understand it".

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Domung
People Name in Country Domung
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,200
World Population 4,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Domung
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11603
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tapen, Madang Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Domung (4,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Domung 4,200
For Primary Language: Domung

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
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 %
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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