Koguman in Papua New Guinea

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People Name: Koguman
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,400
World Population: 1,400
Primary Language: Kovol
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 88.00 %
Evangelicals: 28.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
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Introduction / History

Koguman is the main language of a very remote group of people. They are located in the rural Josephstaal LLG of Madang Province. Many communities in this area can only be reached by air. Thank God for Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and SIL Aviation who operate flights into these remote communities of Papua New Guinea.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Koguman villagers rely on their land for their livelihood. They raise poultry and grow food crops and betelnut. When presented with the opportunity, they sell any surplus for cash. Logging developments can offer more significant income.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There is a very high percentage of both Evangelicals and Christians from other backgrounds among the Kuguman people.

What Are Their Needs?

Because of limited education opportunities, very few Koguman are literate. It is likely that fewer than one in seven (if any) can read with comprehension. This adds to the obstacles to accessing God's word.

Prayer Points

Please pray for vast improvements in the education opportunities for the Koguman people.
The Koguman language is related to the Pal language, which is spoken by the neighboring language group.
Neither the Pal nor the Koguman have any scripture in their language. Ask the Lord of the harvest for workers to help the local people to translate the good news into their own language.
Pray that any logging or mining ventures will not damage the ecosystem that the Koguman people depend on for fresh water, game meat and gardening.

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