Yagwoia, Yeghuye in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yagwoia only in Papua New Guinea

Population

12,500

Christian

100.0%

Evangelical

26.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Robert Westerveld


Introduction / History

The Yagwoia live in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, scattered over three provinces, the Morobe Province, the Eastern Highlands Province and the Gulf Province. They do a lot of gardening, but also gathering and hunting.


What are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally they are animists. Animism effects their whole life. They have been missionized for decades but mainly resulting in syncretism. There are small groups of born again believers now.


What are Their Needs?

Mainly that more people will understand the message of the Bible and will believe in the Saviour.


Prayer Points

* Missionaries have been working with the Yagwoia people for many years.
* Pray that the New Testament in their language will be distributed, read and taught.
* Pray for the groups of believers being discipling. Some of the believers are reaching out to their own people now. Pray for the villages in the tribe that are not yet reached. Pray that the people in those villages will also be reached.
* Pray for the literacy teaching as well, that the new believers will learn to read so they will be able to read God's Word in their language themselves.



Profile Source: Robert Westerveld

People Name General Yagwoia
People Name in Country Yagwoia, Yeghuye
Population in Papua New Guinea 12,500
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Yeghuye
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Yagwoia
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, Eastern Highlands Province, and Gulf Province

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yagwoia (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yagwoia 13,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  26% )
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%
Photo Source: Robert Westerveld
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