Gogodala in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Gogodala only in Papua New Guinea

Population

28,700

Christian

Evangelical

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

People Name General Gogodala
People Name in Country Gogodala
Population in Papua New Guinea 28,700
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Gogodala
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, north bank of Fly River, Aramia River. 301 villages

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gogodala (29,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gogodala 29,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1942-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1981)
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Tony Waisa
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