Mikarew, Ariawiai in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Mikarew only in Papua New Guinea
Population
16,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Aruamu people of Papua New Guinea live in the Madang Province, Bogia district, between the Ramu river and Bogia town.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally, they have practiced animism. They also recognize a distant and tricky creator-spirit god, whom they call Rangai.

Although Christianity was introduced to the region in the 1950s, many Aruamu Christians found it difficult to shake off their traditional animistic beliefs. Then in the late 1970s, some Aruamu men gave their hearts to Christ during an open-air crusade in the region and began sharing the Gospel among their people. Small, passionate evangelical churches were born, and today several dif-ferent churches and denominations are actively working among the Aruamu.

In 1979 Aruamu believers began praying for help translating the Bible into their heart language. God answered that prayer, and the Aruamu New Testament was dedicated in 2005. Now, the Aruamu Literacy Committee and translation team are ready to move forward with a translation of the Old Testament.

A team of seven mother tongue translators are ready to work hand-in-hand to translate the Old Testament Scriptures into their heart language. These Scriptures will encourage churches in their worship and believers in their walk with God, and it will be a tool for evangelizing the community at large.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mikarew
People Name in Country Mikarew, Ariawiai
Population in Papua New Guinea 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ariawiai
People ID 13716
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang Province, west of Bogia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang Province, west of Bogia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Aruamu (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: msy   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aruamu (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: msy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aruamu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996-2010)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Scripture MP3 files - download
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Aruamu New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Scripture text - download
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
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
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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