Tati, Raepa Tati in Papua New Guinea

The Tati have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Expanded PDF Profile

Introduction / History

The Kaki Arua'u are a relatively small group who live along the coast, southeast of Kerema, that is the capital of Gulf Province. The Kaki Arua'u people speak the Kaki Ae language.

They are subsistence farmers, growing sweet potato, plantains, coconut, and sago.

The Kaki Arua'u villages consist of groups of 5 to 32 houses perched on posts over a meter off the ground with thatch roofs and walls of woven sago palm bark. Five of the six villages are on a potholed road, which once connected Kerema and Port Moresby, the national capital. However, parts of the road are currently impassible. Lou village is on the coast above a cliff that drops about 20 meters down to a narrow beach where the people fish at low tide. On the beach are narrow dugout outrigger canoes with cargo platforms. In addition to fishing, these are used to carry people and cargo to and from passing motorized dinghies, which do not dare to navigate through the rocks just off the beach in the crashing waves. People in the Kerema area used to travel in very large canoes all the way to where Port Moresby is today carrying sago with them, the edible pith of the sago palm, to trade for clay pots. The Kaki Arua'u now travel to Port Moresby by motorized boats and Public Motor Vehicles, to sell betel nut for cash.


What Are Their Beliefs?

With regard to religion, Christianity is dominant, but it is not understood clearly due to the fact that the people do not have the Word of God in their own language. Kaki Ae was added to the list of languages awaiting Bible translators in 1993, but 11 years have passed and they are still waiting.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tati, Raepa Tati in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tati
People Name in Country Tati, Raepa Tati
World Population 1,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Raepa Tati
People ID 15285
ROP3 Code 109875
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Gulf province: Auri, Kupiano, Kupla, Lou, Ovorio, and Uriri villages southeast of Kerema.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Gulf province: Auri, Kupiano, Kupla, Lou, Ovorio, and Uriri villages southeast of Kerema..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kaki Ae (1,000 speakers)
Language Code tbd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kaki Ae (1,000 speakers)
Language Code tbd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kaki Ae

Primary Language:  Kaki Ae

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
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
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more