Foran, Kamba in Papua New Guinea

The Foran, Kamba have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Wagi people are standing at the edge between their traditional culture and the encroaching urban Papua New Guinean culture.
Five Wagi villages sit only a short distance from one of Papua New Guinea's largest urban centers, Madang. Many Wagi people travel to Madang regularly in PMVs (public motor vehicles), to work, shop, socialize, or sell produce or traditional string bags at the market.

The influence of urban culture is evident in the Wagi area. While most homes are made with traditional materials, such as bamboo and sago leaves, some are made with sawn lumber and metal roofs on a concrete foundation. Everyone wears western-style clothes most of which are purchased at secondhand shops in Madang. Wagi people eat mostly food grown in their gardens, like taro, greens, corn, sugarcane, bananas, and pineapples, but they also supplement their diet with food from town, like rice, noodles, and tinned meat.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Christianity first entered the Wagi area around 1910, when some Wagi men traveled to a Lutheran mission station in a neighboring language, became Christians, and returned to share the good news with their own people. Even though there are now fourteen churches in the area, many people don't have a true understanding of the gospel.


What Are Their Needs?

In the early 1990s, a missionary family moved into the Wagi area to translate the Bible. Unfortunately, they left only a short time later because of illness, and the work stopped. However, in 2008, three Wagi men restarted the translation work and have already revised and distributed some Scripture portions done by the original translator.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Foran, Kamba in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Foran, Kamba
People Name in Country Foran, Kamba
World Population 5,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Foran, Kamba, Wagi
People ID 11225
ROP3 Code 103044
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: northwest of Madang, Foran, Kamba, Kauris, Mis, and Silibob villages.   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: northwest of Madang, Foran, Kamba, Kauris, Mis, and Silibob villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Wagi (5,000 speakers)
Language Code fad   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Wagi (5,000 speakers)
Language Code fad   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Wagi

Primary Language:  Wagi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2016)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Wagi
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
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 %
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