Yagwoia, Yeghuye in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yagwoia only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
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
People ID 15943
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe Province, Eastern Highlands Province, and Gulf Province.   Source: 

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yagwoia (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yagwoia 13,000
For Primary Language: Yagwoia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2009)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Robert Westerveld  
Profile Source: Robert Westerveld  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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