Kwato in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Kwato only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,810

Christian

90%

Evangelical

22%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Waube people live in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. Most Waube speakers live in mountain villages off the coast of Astrolabe Bay. Some Waube settlements have been established along the Madang-Lae Highway. The Waube 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.

Before the Second World War, the Lutheran Church established a mission station at Keku, which is on the border between the Waube and Amowe language areas. The Lutherans translated a liturgy book into the Waube language, but there are no longer any copies available. Around the time of the Second World War, the Lutheran station was closed. The denomination no longer has a presence in the area. Currently, Evangelical Brethren Church (EBC) is the most active church in the area, with churches in 8 of the 9 Waube villages. There are also three Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) churches, two South Seas Evangelical (SSEC) Churches and one New Apostolic church.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Madang Province
People Group Map Kwato in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Kwato
People Name in Country Kwato
ROP3 Code 105531
Joshua Project People ID 12918
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,810
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Waube: Kwato 1,808
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Kwato
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  22% )
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
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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