Gumawana in Papua New Guinea

The Gumawana have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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Introduction


Ministry Obstacles

Gumawana is spoken on the Amphlett Islands approximately 60 miles north of the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. They are north of Ferguson Island and south of the Trobriand Islands. The speakers of Gumawana are spread out over 5 islands: Nubogeta, Gumawana, Omea, Kotoita and Bítuma.


Outreach Ideas

The people of the Amphletts spend the majority of their time just producing enough food to eat. Farming the small islands gives them the yams and sweet potatoes they eat. They spend a great deal of time fishing as well. The only electricity are a few solar panels for charging phones. Cooking over an open fire is still practiced. They are known for the beautiful clay pots the women make. The men get the clay from Wapolu on Ferguson Island. The men are sailors and still use sailing canoes.


Prayer Focus

Everyone is a member of the local churches. The United Church is found on each of the islands except Bítuma Island which has a strong SDA presence. Underlying beliefs in magic and sorcery still persist today.


Scripture Prayers for the Gumawana in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gumawana
People Name in Country Gumawana
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Gumasi
People ID 11990
ROP3 Code 103558
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay province: Esa’ala district, Amphlett Islands, about 25 islands north of Fergusson. 7 villages. Spread over five islands: Nubogeta, Gumawana, Omea, Kotoita and Bítuma.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016 and field worker
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay province: Esa’ala district, Amphlett Islands, about 25 islands north of Fergusson. 7 villages. Spread over five islands: Nubogeta, Gumawana, Omea, Kotoita and Bítuma..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016 and field worker

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Primary Language Gumawana (500 speakers)
Language Code gvs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gumawana (500 speakers)
Language Code gvs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gumawana

Primary Language:  Gumawana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1992-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2019)
Bible-Complete No
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
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
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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