The Kanggape language is in vigorous use by all generations of the Igom people, but they have no scripture in their language. Their language is related to that of three of their neighbors, the Andarum to the southwest, and the Tanggu and Tanguat to the east. Thank God that the translation of the Bible into the Tanggu and Tanguat languages is underway. The translation work has stalled in Tanggu, but we are grateful to God that PNGBTA are investigating the possibility of reviving the translation program for the Tanggu language. Pray that the translation projects will continue so that God's word will be made available to these language groups and that work would be expanded to include the Kanggape (and the Andarum speakers on their southwest border).
Income opportunities are low in the Igom area, although there is scope for a more productive cocoa industry away from the flood prone Ramu Valley.
Almost all the Igom people adhere to some form of Christianity.
Their spiritual lives are stunted by not having adequate biblical materials in their heart language.
Pray for translation work for the Igom and their neighbors will be completed.
Pray for accurate translations.
Pray that the people will take God's word to heart and faithfully follow Jesus, making disciples wherever they have the opportunity.
Pray that God guides the people into effective sources of livelihood.
Scripture Prayers for the Igom in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Igom|
|People Name in Country||Igom|
|Population this Country||3,600|
|Population all Countries||3,600|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madang province: Bogia district, west of Tanggu. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Kanggape (3,600 speakers)|
|Language Code||igm Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||10833 Global Recordings Listing|