The march of technological advancements across Papua New Guinea has left in its wake unexpected influences that are eroding culture, challenging belief systems and leaving broken families in their wake among the Pouye people.
Many Pouye cannot handle the increase of information and temptations introduced by new roads, internet access and modern media. The youth are being influenced and are less satisfied. They are leaving their villages to find education and jobs while often ending up with neither.
The Pouye people are one of a large number of tiny population language groups in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. To complicate matters, traditional practices of paybacks and compensations control their actions. Though folks believe they are Christians, when trouble comes they default back into the pattern of ancestor worship and incantations.
For the Pouye, there is only one thing to save people from perpetuating this same cycle for generations – God's Word. Jesus explained, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31b-32, NLT).
Families grow their own yams, taro and other garden vegetables They supplement their income from the sale of cocoa harvests.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Sandaun province: Lumi, East and West Wapei districts. 7 villages: Bulawa, Kiliauto, Komtin, Maurom, Wokien, Wulme, Yukilau. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Pouye (1,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||bye Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Pouye|
Primary Language: Pouye
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 10.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|