Gogodala in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Gogodala only in Papua New Guinea
Population
30,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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  

People Name General Gogodala
People Name in Country Gogodala
Population in Papua New Guinea 30,000
World Population 30,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 11918
ROP3 Code 103416
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western Province, north bank of Fly River, Aramia River. 301 villages   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western Province, north bank of Fly River, Aramia River. 301 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Gogodala (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ggw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gogodala (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ggw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gogodala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1942-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1981)
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Tony Waisa  
Profile Source: Patricia Depew  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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