Tauade in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Tauade only in Papua New Guinea

Population

8,730

Christian

98%

Evangelical

18%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Tauade language group is located approximately 45 minutes by air from Port Moresby, the capitol of Papua New Guinea, in the mountains in Central Province in the Goilala District towards the northeast. Most of the people live in some fifty two villages on ridges among deep river valleys and high-forested mountains. Christianity began in the Tauade group in 1939 by the Catholics. Other denominations arrived in the 1980's, among which were the Christian Revival Crusade, New Life, Lutheran, and Seventh Day Adventists. Although most of this people group would say they are Christian, the majority still believe in the local traditional religion.

The early Catholic priests published some vernacular Bible teachings and Scripture portions, but these publications are no longer available. There is a Bible in the language of wider communication, Tok Pisin, but bilingualism in Tok Pisin does not appear to be widespread. There is a Tok Pisin version of the Jesus video, though it has probably not been shown in the Tauade area.

Literacy among the Tauade is fairly low, with a large part of the population not attending school. From time to time organizatons receive letters from individuals requesting someone to come and translate the Bible into their language. However, there is no united community effort to expedite this project. From 1987 - 1991, a translation team lived and worked in Sopu, but this project was terminated suddenly, when the team was physically and violently attacked in their village home and the husband almost died. At this time, it is not recommending that translation work be carried out in the Tauade language area because of concerns for physical safety.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Central Province, Goilala District northeast
People Group Map Tauade in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Tauade
People Name in Country Tauade
ROP3 Code 109880
Joshua Project People ID 15288
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 8,730
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tauade 8,734
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Tauade
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
98%    ( Evangelical  18% )
Ethnic Religions
2.00%
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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