Iwal in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Iwal only in Papua New Guinea

Population

2,230

Christian

95%

Evangelical

26%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Iwal people live in nine villages: five inland and four along the coast. All nine villages speak one a single native language known as Iwal. They also speak Tok Pisin -- a secondary Pidgin language used to communicate with other Papua New Guineans.

The nine villages are located southeast of Lae, the second city of Papua New Guinea. It takes two or more hours by motorboat. This is the only way of reaching the village. Five of the villages located inland can only be reached by walking up hills and mountains and crossing rivers.


What are Their Lives Like?

Iwal are fisherman and farmers who grow vegetables and tropical food and fruits. They don't live on wages or salaries and there are no bank accounts. When the vegetables and fruits are ready they are taken to Lae and sold. The money is used to buy clothes, soap and medication or used for the offering in the churches.


What are Their Beliefs?

Most Iwal are Christian. The Lutheran church used to be the only church, but now some villages have other denominations present such as Baptists and Seventh-Day Adventists.


What are Their Needs?

There is a need for treated mosquito nets because each year children and adults are infected with malaria.

Many lives have been lost to this horrible disease. The people need a system to be able to communicate with the city in cases of emergency and for emergency transportation.

Most of the time communication with the city is impossible. Proper medical centers need to be established and staffed in each villages


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Iwal people will continue to live for God
* Pray that the people will not simply attend church every Sunday but rather open their hearts and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Friend, Saviour and Lord
* Pray that all Iwal would experience God's salvation. There are those who are not ready or are scared to recieve God in their hearts.



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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, Lae District, between Wau and Salamaua

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People Name General Iwal
People Name in Country Iwal
ROP3 Code 104126
Joshua Project People ID 12297
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,230
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Iwal 2,225
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Iwal
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  26% )
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
90.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
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