Uaripi in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Uaripi only in Papua New Guinea

Population

5,640

Christian

95%

Evangelical

20%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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Introduction / History

The Tairuma people, whose language is also called Tairuma, which means "peaceful waters," live in eight villages in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea. They have a strong group identity and are proud to be Tairuma and to speak the Tairuma language.

They support themselves primarily by fishing, cultivating vegetable gardens, and processing sago (which is made from the trunk of the sago palm). They build canoes that are used for transportation as well as for fishing. They also make bracelets called ma'i ta'e, necklaces from seashells and bags called "bilums" which are characteristic not only of the province but also of the country in general. They typically carry these bags on their heads.

With regard to religion, Christianity is predominant, although the lack of Scriptures in their heart language hinders spiritual growth and leads to a misunderstanding of spiritual truths.

Their houses are constructed of lightweight materials – primarily of wood with sago palm leaf roofs.

There are schools in the Tairuma villages. There are no Tairuma textbooks. Education in the early grades is in the mother tongue, while older students are instructed in English.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Gulf Province, Uaripi and villages near Kerema
People Group Map Uaripi in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Uaripi
People Name in Country Uaripi
ROP3 Code 110347
Joshua Project People ID 15676
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 5,640
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tairuma 5,638
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Uaripi
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  20% )
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
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
40.00%
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