Pagi-Imbinis in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Pagi-Imbinis only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,310

Christian

90%

Evangelical

16%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Pagi live in the wooded, hilly plains north of the Bewani Mountains, in the northwestern corner of the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Five villages of the western dialect are located forty-five kilometers south of Vanimo within an hour's walk of Bewani Station, the local center of government services. Bewani Station includes an airstrip, a health center and a primary school. The three villages of the eastern dialect are located about twenty-five to thirty kilometers east-northeast of Bewani, in an area mostly covered by dense bush.

The Pagi still rely on traditional foods, subsisting mainly on sago starch, which is strained from the pulp of the sago palm. They also hunt wild pigs with their traditional bows and arrows; however, they have mostly traded their traditional dress for Western type clothing.

Most dwellings are constructed of bush material. Half of the house is normally an open veranda. The walls of the other half, where people sleep, are built only partway up the side with an opening along the top. A house is used for one or two families, sometimes three.

There are very strict rules governing relationships between the clans. Cassette radios are used in most villages. They listen to the news on Radio Sandaun.

The Pagi have a strong presence of both Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist churches in their villages. Local pastors/priests are confident that if a good translation was made available to them, then they would use it in their services as well as outside the church.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Vanimo District, Bewani subdistrict, east and southeast of Kilmeri [kih]. 5 villages
People Group Map Pagi-Imbinis in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Pagi-Imbinis
People Name in Country Pagi-Imbinis
ROP3 Code 104003
Joshua Project People ID 12218
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,310
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Imbinis,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Pagi: Eastern Pagi 1,312
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Pagi-Imbinis
Ethnic Code AON10b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  16% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
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
40.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
60.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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