Yabong in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yabong only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,700

Christian

100%

Evangelical

25%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Yabong people live in eight villages located in the eastern part of Madang Province, about 20 kilometres to the west of Saidor and within 10 kilometres of the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Many Yabong villages are in the foothills of the Finisterre Mountains.

Their diet consists primarily of sweet potatoes, taro and greens. Houses are made with black palm floors and woven bamboo walls. Roofs are thatched with dried sago palm leaves. Houses are set on posts 2-3 meters above the ground. They have woven bamboo walls with thatched roofs made of palm leaves.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Yabong people generally live in villages of 100 to 300 people, although some have moved to smaller settlements.
The first church in the Yabong area was a Catholic church established in the 1930s by a German missionary named Father Offinger. There are now both Catholic and Lutheran churches in the Yabong area.

The Yabong people do not have the Bible in their mother tongue. During church services the Bible is read in Tok Pisin, the language of wider communication.




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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 Yabong in Papua New Guinea

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People Name General Yabong
People Name in Country Yabong
ROP3 Code 110910
Joshua Project People ID 15934
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,700
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yabong 1,700
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Yabong
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
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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