Bongu in Papua New Guinea

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People Name: Bongu
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,600
World Population: 1,600
Primary Language: Bongu
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 74.00 %
Evangelicals: 22.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Bongu is a language group and village name that is one of hundreds in the Papua New Guinea half of the South Pacific island north of Australia. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and is a Commonwealth nation.

Where Are they Located?

Bongu hugs the coast at the southern part of Astrolabe Bay, Madang Province. From Madang, the provincial capitol, it is about 10 km by boat or 18 km miles by seasonal road.

What Are Their Lives Like?

As coastal villagers, fishing via dugout canoes with outriggers day or night. Families tend their gardens daily for staple crops like cassava, sweet potato, taro, and sago flour. Green vegetables and chiles are grown. Gathered are papayas, coconuts, and various leaves. local chickens and pigs run free. Some wealthier farmers have cattle and fish ponds. Infrequent trips to the Madang market can yield livestock and a greater variety of vegetables. Social gatherings will be facilitated by betel nut and the obligatory spitting of red juice.

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