Gogodala in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Gogodala only in Papua New Guinea

Population

27,600

Christian

95%

Evangelical

13%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Patricia Depew


Introduction / History

A genetic scientist was contacted by a member of the Gogodala people in Papua New Guinea who claims his tribal members are genetically Jews. The scientist was asked to do DNA testing to find out if this is true.

Australian missionaries successfully converted the Gogodala people to Christianity decades ago. These missionaries remarked about the 'Jewish' appearance of the Gogodala people and the similarity of the Gogodala language to Hebrew. It will take some studies by experts to find out the truth.


Where are they Located?

There is a generous estimate of 800 Jews in Papua New Guinea where the overall population is over 5 million. There are no known established synagogues or Jewish schools in this country. Most Jews in Papua New Guinea are involved in business and finances.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will bring believers to Jews who are living in Papua New Guinea.
* Pray that God will let the Gogodala know their true genetic background.
* Pray that missionaries will desire to share with the tribal people of this country how God worked through the Jewish people to reveal his glory.



Profile Source: Patricia Depew
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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, north bank of Fly River, Aramia River. 301 villages

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People Name General Gogodala
People Name in Country Gogodala
ROP3 Code 103416
Joshua Project People ID 11918
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 27,600
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gogodala 27,581
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Gogodala
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  13% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Photo Source: Tony Waisa
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