Duduela in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Duduela only in Papua New Guinea





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Introduction / History

The Uyajitaya people live in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. Most Uyaji villages are located just inland of Astrolabe Bay near where the Rai Coast and Madang-Lae highways meet. Speakers of Amowe, a dialect of Uyajitaya, live along the Ioworo River.

The Uyajitaya people cultivate gardens, consuming much of the produce themselves and selling any excess at markets. Their primary crops are sweet potato, taro, bananas, pineapple and peanuts. Cash crops include cacao and vanilla.

The Lutherans first came to work in the area in the 1930s. Three of the four local mission stations were abandoned around the time of the Second World War, but the Lutheran churches remained active. In the mid-late 1990s some disputes arose, resulting in one church being disbanded and another burned. These disputes have yet to be resolved and there are currently no Lutheran church services held in any Uyajitaya villages.

The Lutheran Renewal Church, Four Square, and Revival Centres of PNG are active in Uya village. There is also a small Four Square Church in Buai, but no churches exist in any of the other Uyajitaya villages. There has been talk of reestablishing Lutheran churches in some of the villages, but residents are resistant to church planting by other denominations.

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People Name General Duduela
People Name in Country Duduela
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,200
World Population 1,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Duduela
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11628
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uyajitaya: Duduela (1,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Uyajitaya: Duduela 1,200
For Primary Language: Uyajitaya

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 27.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
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 %
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