North Wahgi in Papua New Guinea

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

Introduction / History

The North Wahgi people live on the northeast edge of the expansive Wahgi Valley. Their valley is located in the mountainous region of central mainland Papua New Guinea (PNG). With a population of approximately fifty thousand, they are one of the largest people groups in PNG. The cool climate in the valley along with the altitude makes it an ideal place to grow coffee. Sweet potatoes, beans, bananas and corn are also grown. It is also an excellent location to grow leafy green vegetables due to the abundant rainfall. Goats are raised on the slopes along with chickens and some cattle. Much of the family income, however, comes from subsistence gardening.

Although Christianity is the major religion, most of the people still practice their traditional religion as well. These practices include black magic and sorcery. Also, vigilante killings are all but uncommon. Only twenty-five percent of the eligible secondary school students are actually enrolled. Both the language of instruction and the textbooks are in English. Literacy in the mother tongue is very low, and there are no active literacy programs.

There are paved roads between towns, but four-wheel drive vehicles are still needed to reach most destinations. Most of the transportation is still done by foot. At the present time, the greatest need is Bible translation. People are needed to organize and train pastors for translation while simultaneously setting up a literacy program to enable the people to be able to read the translation.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Wahgi, North in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Wahgi, North
People Name in Country Wahgi, North
Natural Name North Wahgi
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Banz-Nondugl; North Wahgi
People ID 15819
ROP3 Code 110620
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chimbu province: Kerowagi district; Madang province: Usino-Bundi district, Usino LLG; Western Highlands province: Minj district; both sides of Sepik-Wahgi divide.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chimbu province: Kerowagi district; Madang province: Usino-Bundi district, Usino LLG; Western Highlands province: Minj district; both sides of Sepik-Wahgi divide..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Wahgi, North (60,000 speakers)
Language Code whg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Wahgi, North (60,000 speakers)
Language Code whg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Wahgi, North

Primary Language:  Wahgi, North

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2006-2010)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source Dickson Kom 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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