Bongu in Papua New Guinea

The Bongu have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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Introduction / History

Bongu is a language group and village name that is one of hundreds in the Papua New Guinea half of the South Pacific island north of Australia. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and is a Commonwealth nation.


Where Are they Located?

Bongu hugs the coast at the southern part of Astrolabe Bay, Madang Province. From Madang, the provincial capitol, it is about 10 km by boat or 18 km miles by seasonal road.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As coastal villagers, fishing via dugout canoes with outriggers day or night. Families tend their gardens daily for staple crops like cassava, sweet potato, taro, and sago flour. Green vegetables and chiles are grown. Gathered are papayas, coconuts, and various leaves. local chickens and pigs run free. Some wealthier farmers have cattle and fish ponds. Infrequent trips to the Madang market can yield livestock and a greater variety of vegetables. Social gatherings will be facilitated by betel nut and the obligatory spitting of red juice.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bongu in Papua New Guinea.


References

Bongu is notable for being the focus of Russian ethnographer Nicolai Miklouho-Maclay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Miklouho-Maclay in the 1870's.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bongu
People Name in Country Bongu
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names
People ID 10941
ROP3 Code 101602
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: Astrolabe bay, Rai coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: Astrolabe bay, Rai coast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Bongu (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bpu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bongu (1,400 speakers)
Language Code bpu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bongu

Primary Language:  Bongu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.00 %)
84.00 %
Ethnic Religions
16.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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