Ayi in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Ayi only in Papua New Guinea

Population

600

Christian

100%

Evangelical

25%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

This group is located just west of the Yawu dialect of the Yessan-Mayo. The Ayi people live in 3 villages deep in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea about half way between the Sepik River and the government post of Nuku in the Sandaun Province, about 4 degrees south of the Equator. They are quite isolated with no roads in the area. It is a 12-hour walk to Nuku and a 2-hour walk to an airstrip in a neighboring language group.

Each village is an entity in itself with occasional disagreements and fights between them, but also intermarriage. The first outside contact made with the Ayi people was sometime after World War II. Their ancestors were probably pushed south from the coast as other tribes came and gained control of more desirable land. They have had a hard life of gardening, hunting and fishing; a lack of medical help and education until recent times has kept their population low. The Ayi people came from an animistic tradition. They have been requesting God's Word to be written in their language since 1996.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southeast corner of Sandaun Province, Wan Wan Division. 3 villages
People Group Map Ayi in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Ayi
People Name in Country Ayi
ROP3 Code 115306
Joshua Project People ID 14328
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 600
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Besi, Warasai,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ayi 598
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Ayi
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  25% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
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%
Map Source: Anonymous
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