The Zenag people live in the Bulolo District of Morobe Province. They live in two areas, separated by the land of the Kumalu people, but joined by the snaking Wampit River. All Zenag people continue to use their traditional language as their main language, although they also speak Tok Pisin when communicating with others. There is some mutual intelligibility between the Zenag language and that of Patep.
The villagers rely on their land for their subsistence, growing food crops, betel nut and coconut, and raising livestock. Betelnut is exchanged and consumed at cultural and social gatherings. Some also grow coffee as a source of cash. Bulolo produces some of the finest arabica coffee in the world.
Almost all the Zenag people are Christian. They need a greater hunger and thirst for righteousness that can only come from the Holy Spirit.
There is some mutual intelligibility between the Zenag language and that of Patep. Thank God the Patep New Testament was translated in 1986 and is now available online. The Patep people are highly literate by local standards—almost half of the Patep people can read and write their own language. Please pray that those who speak Zenag and Patep would hear God's call to share his good news clearly with the Zenag people.
Pray that God assigns workers to bring his word to the Zenag, including in an audio format that all Zenag people can access.
Pray that the Zenag people will be full of gratitude to God for his blessings, and that God continues to provide for their material and spiritual needs.
Scripture Prayers for the Zenag in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Zenag|
|People Name in Country||Zenag|
|Population this Country||6,600|
|Population all Countries||6,600|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Morobe province: Mumeng district, northwest of Bulolo. Source: Ethnologue 2016|