A genetic scientist was contacted by a member of the Gogodala people in Papua New Guinea who claims his tribal members are genetically Jews. The scientist was asked to do DNA testing to find out if this is true.
Australian missionaries successfully converted the Gogodala people to Christianity decades ago. These missionaries remarked about the 'Jewish' appearance of the Gogodala people and the similarity of the Gogodala language to Hebrew. It will take some studies by experts to find out the truth.
There is a generous estimate of 800 Jews in Papua New Guinea where the overall population is over 5 million. There are no known established synagogues or Jewish schools in this country. Most Jews in Papua New Guinea are involved in business and finances.
* Pray that God will bring believers to Jews who are living in Papua New Guinea.
* Pray that God will let the Gogodala know their true genetic background.
* Pray that missionaries will desire to share with the tribal people of this country how God worked through the Jewish people to reveal his glory.
|Profile Source: Patricia Depew|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Western province: Fly River north bank, Aramia river. 301 villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Gogodala (30,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ggw Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Gogodala|
Primary Language: Gogodala
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1981)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 13.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
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