Aregerek, Musar in Papua New Guinea

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

Introduction / History

The Musar people live just inland of the coastal highway between Madang and Bogia. They have access to services in Madang or Bogia via the North Coast Road.
All of the Musar people continue to use their traditional language, but most adults also speak the languages of other groups in their region, including Maiani, Mauwake and Usan. Some also speak Tok Pisin (one of three official national languages). Thank God that some of his word is available in these other languages. The Usan New Testament was completed in 2001 and there are portions of scripture in Maiani and Mauwake. While few among the Musar can read, at least half the Usan, Maiani and Mauwake populations can read.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Illegal logging is a real issue in the Sumkar District in which the Musar live. Villagers depend on their customary land for their livelihoods. Take that away and they have nothing to sustain them. When all seems lost for some, may they find comfort and joy in Christ and may their lives be a testimony to the generosity, love and power of God.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Musar people are Christian. Their faith would be greatly bolstered if they had a complete Bible and other Christian resources.


What Are Their Needs?

The Musar people need new ways to earn a living.


Prayer Points

Pray that the government will stop illegal logging (as it has been promising to do since 2014).
Pray for good and fair governance. Pray that those who speak multiple languages and who are highly literate would also have a heart for God's word and for the Musar people.
Ask God for workers to bring God's word to the Musar people, including in an audio format that any can access.


Scripture Prayers for the Aregerek, Musar in Papua New Guinea.


References

Wycliffe Bible Translators


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Aregerek
People Name in Country Aregerek, Musar
Alternate Names Musar
Population this Country 2,000
Population all Countries 2,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10418
ROP3 Code 100486
ROP25 Code 300485
ROP25 Name Aregerek (Musar)
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: inland, west of Tokain.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: inland, west of Tokain..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
87.00 %
Ethnic Religions
13.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Musar (2,000 speakers)
Language Code mmi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Musar (2,000 speakers)
Language Code mmi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Musar

Primary Language:  Musar

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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