Kwomtari, Maragin in Papua New Guinea


Joshua Project has identified the Kwomtari only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,050

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The march of technological advancements across Papua New Guinea has left in its wake unexpected influences that are eroding culture, challenging belief systems and leaving broken families in their wake among the Kwomtari people.

Many Kwomtari cannot handle the increase of information and temptations introduced by new roads, internet access and modern media. The youth are being influenced and are less satisfied. They are leaving their villages to find education and jobs while often ending up with neither.

The Kwomtari people are one of a large number of tiny population language groups in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. To complicate matters, traditional practices of paybacks and compensations control their actions. Though folks believe they are Christians, when trouble comes they default back into the pattern of ancestor worship and incantations.

For the Kwomtari, there is only one thing to save people from perpetuating this same cycle for generations – God’s Word. Jesus explained, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31b-32, NLT).

Families grow their own yams, taro and other garden vegetables They supplement their income from the sale of cocoa harvests.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kwomtari
People Name in Country Kwomtari, Maragin
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,100
World Population 1,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Maragin
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Kwomtari
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 12929
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Amanab District, north of Namia. 6 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kwomtari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kwomtari
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
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
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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